1: Diego Costa | Atletico Madrid *Joint

Perhaps the biggest surprise package in European football this year.

Costa was linked with Liverpool heavily over the summer but in the end resolved to stay at Atletico Madrid.

And it looks to have been the perfect decision as he's so far spearheaded an exceptionally high-flying Atletico side in La Liga.

If not for a man with an equally brilliant record this year, Costa would have claimed the top spot for himself.

Games started: 12

Goals scored: 13

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