Ronaldo, Kane & Sterling: Who has the best minutes-per-goal record in 2020?

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 21 Serie A goals in 2020

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been on fire during 2020.

Since the turn of the year, the Portuguese forward has scored 21 goals in Serie A, more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues.

Amazingly, the 35-year-old has averaged a goal in the Italian top-flight every 81 minutes in 2020, an astonishing record for a player some say is in 'decline'.

But Ronaldo's minutes-per-goal record is not the best across Europe's top five leagues this year. In fact, the Portuguese only ranks third in that department.

Below, we've provided the 25 players with the best minutes-per-goal records in 2020 after Serie A's conclusion last night, with players from the Italian top-flight making up the entirety of the top three.

All data sourced from Transfermarkt.

Kane in action

25. Harry Kane | Tottenham

Games: 10 (883 mins)

Goals: 7

Minutes-per-goal: 126

24. Duvan Zapata | Atalanta

Games: 21 (1513 mins)

Goals: 12

Minutes-per-goal: 126

23. Gerard Moreno | Villarreal

Games: 17 (1250 mins)

Goals: 10

Minutes-per-goal: 125

22. Moussa Dembele | Lyon

Games: 9 (746 mins)

Goals: 6

Minutes-per-goal: 124

21. Ruslan Malinovskyi | Atalanta

Games: 20 (731 mins)

Goals: 6

Minutes-per-goal: 122

Malinovskyi in action

20. Che Adams | Southampton

Games: 15 (467 mins)

Goals: 4

Minutes-per-goal: 117

19. Andre Silva | Eintracht Frankfurt

Games: 15 (1035 mins)

Goals: 9

Minutes-per-goal: 115

18. Marco Asensio | Real Madrid

Games: 9 (331 mins)

Goals: 3

Minutes-per-goal: 110

17. Ante Rebic | AC Milan

Games: 19 (1206 mins)

Goals: 11

Minutes-per-goal: 110

16. Raheem Sterling | Manchester City

Games: 14 (981 mins)

Goals: 9

Minutes-per-goal: 109

Sterling in action

15. Andrej Kramaric | Hoffenheim

Games: 11 (743 mins)

Goals: 7

Minutes-per-goal: 106

14. Josip Ilicic | Atalanta

Games: 13 (830 mins)

Goals: 8

Minutes-per-goal: 104

13. Pablo Sarabia | Paris Saint-Germain

Games: 7 (308 mins)

Goals: 3

Minutes-per-goal : 103

12. Olivier Giroud | Chelsea

Games: 13 (798 mins)

Goals: 8

Minutes-per-goal: 100

11. Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain

Games: 8 (697 mins)

Goals: 7

Minutes-per-goal: 100

Mbappe with PSG

10. Ciro Immobile | Lazio

Games: 21 (1882 mins)

Goals: 19

Minutes-per-goal: 99

9. Nikola Kalinic | AS Roma

Games: 11 (488 mins)

Goals: 5

Minutes-per-goal: 98

8. Sergio Aguero | Manchester City

Games: 9 (544 mins)

Goals: 6

Minutes-per-goal: 91

7. Neymar | Paris Saint-Germain

Games: 5 (450 mins)

Goals: 5

Minutes-per-goal: 90

6. Robert Lewandowski | Bayern Munich

Games: 14 (1260 mins)

Goals: 15

Minutes-per-goal: 84

Lewandowski with Bayern

5. Giampaolo Pazzini | Hellas Verona

Games: 10 (251 mins)

Goals: 3

Minutes-per-goal: 84

4. Erling Haaland | Borussia Dortmund

Games: 15 (1059 mins)

Goals: 13

Minutes-per-goal: 81

3. Cristiano Ronaldo | Juventus

Games: 19 (1693 mins)

Goals: 21

Minutes-per-goal: 81

2. Federico Bonazzoli | Sampdoria

Games: 11 (387 mins)

Goals: 5

Minutes-per-goal: 77

1. Luis Muriel | Atalanta

Games: 19 (487 mins)

Goals: 8

Minutes-per-goal: 61

Muriel with Atalanta

Muriel's record in 2020 has been nothing short of remarkable. The Colombian striker is one of four Atalanta players in the top 25, alongside Ilicic, Malinovskyi and Zapata.

Serie A is by far the most represented league in the top 25 with 10 players included, followed by the Premier League (5), Bundesliga (4), Ligue 1 (4) and La Liga (2).

The one notable absentee from the top 25 is Lionel Messi, with the Barcelona superstar averaging a goal every 150 minutes in La Liga this year.

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