Super Eagles and Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has been rated the deadliest finisher in all of Europe’s top five leagues in terms of minute-to-goal ratio.
The 19-year-old scored two goals in City’s 4-0 Premier League win over Stoke on Saturday.
That double took his overall tally to 11 in the season and a stat that sees him crowned as Europe’s deadliest marksman.
An analysis of scorers in top European leagues published by Daily Mail, placed Iheanacho as the most prolific goalscorer in Europe’s top five league based on minutes played.
The report reads:
“His minute-to-goal ratio stands at 81.27 – a figure that surpasses illustrious forwards such Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Based on players having scored 10 goals or more this term in all competitions, Iheanacho’s nearest challenger is Barcelona forward Luis Suarez. The 29-year-old has scored 53 times at a minute-to-goal ratio of 83.77.“Real Madrid duo Ronaldo (47 goals) and Karim Benzema (27) sit third and fourth respectively in this list at 84.21 and 85.93 respectively.”
Iheanacho is looking to start against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final taking place this evening at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium