Messi, Mbappe, Neymar, no Ronaldo: 20 players with most goals & assists in 2022

Which players have been the most prolific in 2022 in terms of total goal contributions?

Scoring goals is the hardest thing to do in football – everyone knows that.

But that’s not to say that assisting a teammate isn’t either and why players that have the ability to do both are just so special.

Some players – or freaks in the case of Lionel Messi – can be relied upon to hit double figures in goals and double figures in assists year upon year.

Besides the Argentine, we’re talking about the likes of Neymar, Kevin De Bruyne, Kylian Mbappe and maybe even someone like Mohamed Salah.

And so those types of players we would expect to rank very highly in terms of Europe’s biggest goal contributors.

Other players that we can expect to do well are those who excel in one of those categories to great effect.

For example, Manchester City star Erling Haaland, who’s looking like the ultimate penalty box striker if the start of the 2022/23 Premier League season is anything to go by.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

The 20 players with the most goals & assists in 2022

=18. Benjamin Bourigeaud: 10 goals | 10 assists | 29 apps
=18. Martin Terrier: 15 goals | 5 assists | 29 apps
=18. Ciro Immobile: 18 goals | 2 assists | 26 apps
17. Lautaro Martinez: 20 goals | 3 assists | 36 apps
=13. Mohamed Salah: 14 goals | 10 assists | 44 apps
=13. Heung-Min Son: 18 goals | 6 assists | 35 apps
=13. Wissam Ben Yedder: 20 goals | 4 assists | 33 apps
=13. Moussa Dembele: 20 goals | 4 assists | 32 apps
12. Rafael Leao: 12 goals | 14 assists | 36 apps
11. Vinicius Junior: 16 goals | 11 assists | 39 apps

It’s interesting to see that Salah is way off the pace from what you might expect from the Egyptian, considering he’s played more games than anyone else in the top 20 besides Sadio Mane.

Whilst Heung-Min Son and Vinicius Junior also find themselves in the 11-20 placings.

10. Sadio Mane: 26 goals | 3 assists | 46 apps
9. Harry Kane: 23 goals | 8 assists | 39 apps
8. Kevin De Bruyne: 15 goals | 17 assists | 35 apps
7. Lionel Messi: 15 goals | 19 assists | 31 apps
=4. Robert Lewandowski: 31 goals | 5 assists | 31 apps
=4. Erling Haaland: 30 goals | 6 assists | 28 apps
=4. Neymar: 24 goals | 12 assists | 26 apps
3. Karim Benzema: 29 goals | 8 assists | 32 apps
2. Christopher Nkunku: 26 goals | 12 assists | 36 apps
1. Kylian Mbappe: 36 goals | 10 assists | 33 apps

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Mbappe comes out on top so far in 2022 then, which just proves what a blistering year the Frenchman is having.

His Paris Saint-Germain teammates Neymar and Messi manage fourth and seventh respectively.

It’s also interesting to note that every member of the top three hails from France – something which ought to stand the nation in good stead come the World Cup this winter.

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