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Europa League top scorers: Gimenez and Vitinha top 2022/23 rankings

Feyenoord's Santiago Gimenez and Braga's Vitinha top of the UEFA Europa League rankings with four goals apiece.

Santiago Gimenez scored his fourth goal of the group stage against Lazio
Santiago Gimenez scored his fourth goal of the group stage against Lazio Getty Images

Feyenoord's Santiago Gimenez and Braga's Vitinha are the current top scorers in the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League with four goals each.

UEFA.com shines a spotlight on the competition's top goalscorers and providers, as well as detailing the leading scorers by Europa League season.

Full list: 2022/23 top scorers

Top scorers in this season's Europa League

Feyenoord forward Gimenez and Braga's Vitinha ended the group stage as joint-leading scorers on four goals apiece. Vitinha struck one of this season's two hat-tricks at Union Saint-Gilloise on Matchday 4, and also has an assist to his name. Often used off the bench, Gimenez's haul has come at a rate of one goal every 43 minutes. Cody Gakpo, Marcus Rashford and Michy Batshuayi are among 16 players with three goals to their names.

4 Vitinha (Braga)
4 Santiago Gimenez (Feyenoord)
3
Anastasios Bakasetas (Trabzonspor)
3
Cody Gakpo (PSV)
3 Luca Pellegrini (Roma)
3 Rick (Ludogorets)
3
Gustav Isaksen (Midtjylland)
3 Michael Gregoritsch (Freiburg)
3 Marcus Rashford (Man United)
3 Martin Terrier (Rennes)
3
Victor Boniface (Union SG)
3 Joey Veerman (PSV)
3
Kwabwena Owusu (Qarabağ)
3 Kevin Volland (Monaco)
3 Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahçe)
3 Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco)
3 Guélor Kanga (Crvena zvezda)
3 Kristoffer Zachariassen (Ferencváros)

Players level on goals scored are ordered first on assists then on fewest minutes played.

Europa League Goal of the Group Stage top ten

Most assists in this season's Europa League

Former Brazil U17 player Evander has the most assists in the 2022/23 Europa League, teeing up five of Midtjylland's 12 group stage goals (he also scored another).

5 Evander (Midtjylland)
4 Anastasios Bakasetas (Trabzonspor)
3 Ludovic Blas (Nantes)
3 Cody Gakpo (PSV)
3 Juan Miranda (Real Betis)
3 Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)
3 Diego Rossi (Fenerbahçe)

Most goals and assists combined in this season's Europa League

Trabzonspor's Greek playmaker Anastasios Bakasetas has seven goal involvements in the 2022/23 Europa League: three goals and four assists.

7 Anastasios Bakasetas (Trabzonspor)
6 Evander (Midtjylland)
6 Cody Gakpo (PSV)
6 Luca Pellegrini (Roma)
5 Gustav Isaksen (Midtjylland)
5 Rick (Ludogorets)
5 Vitinha (Braga)

How many Europa League hat-tricks have there been this season?

There have been just two Europa League hat-tricks so far in 2022/23. Before this term there had been 74 hat-tricks in the Europa League era at an average of 5.7 per season. The record for hat-tricks in one season stands at 12, set in 2014/15. There have never been fewer than three hat-tricks in a Europa League season (2009/10, 2011/12). Radamel Falcao alone scored three in 2010/11, an unmatched haul by a player in one campaign.

Vitinha (Union Saint-Gilloise 3-3 Braga)
Kevin Volland (Monaco 4-1 Crvena zvezda)

Highlights: Monaco 4-1 Crvena zvezda
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Europa League top scorers by season (group stage to final)

Radamel Falcao holds the record for most goals in a Europa League campaign, scoring a remarkable 17 across 14 appearances for Porto in 2010/11. The Colombian was top scorer again the following season, this time in the colours of Atlético de Madrid. Only one other player has twice finished top scorer: Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Club.

2021/22 James Tavernier (Rangers) – 7
2020/21
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Pizzi (Benfica), Borja Mayoral (Roma), Yusuf Yazıcı (LOSC Lille) – 7
2019/20
Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP/Man United) – 8
2018/19
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – 11
2017/18
Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) – 8
2016/17 Edin Džeko (Roma), Giuliano (Zenit) – 8
2015/16 Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club) – 10
2014/15 Alan (Salzburg), Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – 8
2013/14 Jonathan Soriano (Salzburg) – 8
2012/13 Libor Kozák (Lazio) – 8
2011/12 Radamel Falcao (Atlético de Madrid) – 12
2010/11 Radamel Falcao (Porto) – 17
2009/10
Óscar Cardozo (Benfica), Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen) – 9

All-time Europa League top scorers