Onuachu Leading Kane, Salah In European Golden Boot Race

Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu’s 27 league goals have earned him a spot in the top ten of the European golden boot race.

The Nigerian international currently sits in the ninth position on the charts with 40.5 points.

Although only Lewandowski has scored more than Onuachu in Europe this season, the 26-year-old is ninth in the standings because a goal in the Belgian top-flight is worth 1.5 points.

In contrast, one goal in Europe’s top five leagues is worth two points.

But despite that, Onuachu is still ahead of Harry Kane, Luis Suarez, Karim Benzema and Mohamed Salah in the race.

The four players have 19 goals each, which equals 38 points, 2.5 points behind Onuachu.

However, there are still a couple of games left in the season.

Onuachu is not the only Nigerian on the list, though.

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Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo sits in the 21st position with 32 points, having scored 16 times for The Pythagoreans in the Italian top-flight this season.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago