There's not many sights better in football than watching a goal fly in.

The age old adage that 'goals win games' is a terribly cliched phrase, but it's one that's proven true time and time again.

In the modern game it's more important than ever for teams to have a focal point to their attack.

The likes of Thierry Henry, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Didier Drogba have all fashioned careers out of grabbing the headlines for their teams, and unless you're a team with the creative brilliance of Spain, you can never hope for real glory unless you have a pretty good frontman. 

With the season well underway and teams rising and falling throughout Europe's top tables, we thought we'd take a look at the most prolific goalscorers in their respective domestic leagues.

Using stats from we pay homage to those who have terrified defences so far this season...

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