Van Persie more lethal than Messi and Ronaldo

Published Add your comment

Robin van Persie has continued his fine form from last season to lead the Premier League goalscoring charts and, as it stands, the Manchester United striker is more lethal than Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The former Arsenal captain scored 37 times in all competitions last term and already has five league goals to his name this season, which included a match winning hat-trick against Southampton earlier this month.

Van Persie has had only seven shots on target in the Premier League so far this campaign, which gives the Dutchman a conversion rate of 71.4 percent, compared to Messi's success of 40 percent in La Liga.

The Argentina has had 15 shots on target, scoring six goals, while Van Persie can also boast a far greater percentage than Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has converted just 25 percent of his shots on goal.

Van Persie, however, is not the most potent player in the Premier League this season, with three other forwards having been more lethal when the chances have presented themselves.

Queens Park Rangers striker Bobby Zamora has netted three goals from four shots on target - a ratio of 75 percent - while Gervinho and Steven Fletcher both have 100 percent records, with two goals and four goals respectively.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Robin Van Persie
Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again