Haaland, Messi, Neymar: Who has the most goal contributions in 2022/23?

Erling Braut Haaland has started like a train at Manchester City.

After completing a £51 million move from Borussia Dortmund over the summer, the Norwegian striker has well and truly taken English football by storm.

Haaland currently has 11 Premier League goals to his name, which is five more than any other player and a higher number than 13 of the teams in the division have recorded in total.

Yeah, the 22-year-old was born to ripple the back of the net on a football pitch.

But while Haaland has been extraordinarily good at the very start of his City career, he still doesn’t lead the way in terms of goal contributions in Europe so far this season.

Among those playing in the continent’s top 15 leagues, the former Red Bull Salzburg man only has the third-highest total in that regard all across all competitions over on Transfermarkt.

So, let’s see who ranks ahead of Haaland, as well as the rest of the top 25…

Man City's Erling Haaland reacts
Soccer Football – Champions League – Group G – Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – September 14, 2022 Manchester City’s Erling Braut Haaland reacts REUTERS/Craig Brough

Players with the same overall total have been ranked by either goals scored or the difficulty level of the leagues involved.

The 25 players with the most goal contributions in 2022/23 so far

25. Mikael Ishak (Lech Poznan) – 10

Goals: 7 | Assists: 3

24. Xavi Simons (PSV Eindhoven) – 10

Goals: 7 | Assists: 3

23. Mehdi Taremi (FC Porto) – 10

Goals: 7 | Assists: 3

22. Stanislav Tecl (Slavia Prague) – 10

Goals: 8 | Assists: 2

21. Victor Boniface (Union SG) – 10

Goals: 8 | Assists: 2

Victor Boniface celebrates a goal for Union SG
Soccer Football – Europa League – Group D – Union Saint-Gilloise v Malmo FF – King Power at Den Dreef, Leuven, Belgium – September 15, 2022 Union Saint-Gilloise’s Victor Okoh Boniface celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Yves Herman REFILE – CORRECTING LOCATION

20. Enner Valencia (Fenerbahce) – 10

Goals: 8 | Assists: 2

19. Dani de Wit (AZ Alkmaar) – 10

Goals: 8 | Assists: 2

18. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – 10

Goals: 10 | Assists: 0

17. Andreas Gruber (Austria Vienna) – 11

Goals: 6 | Assists: 5

16. Rasmus Hojlund (Atalanta) – 11

Goals: 7 | Assists: 4

Rasmus Hojlund in action with Atalanta
Soccer Football – Serie A – Monza v Atalanta – Stadio Brianteo, Monza, Italy – September 5, 2022 Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund in action with Monza’s Matteo Pessina REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

15. Eduard Spertsyan (Krasnodar) – 11

Goals: 8 | Assists: 3

14. Vangelis Pavlidis (AZ Alkmaar) – 12

Goals: 6 | Assists: 6

13. Tai Baribo (Wolfsberger) – 12

Goals: 9 | Assists: 3

12. Marin Ljubicic (LASK) – 12

Goals: 10 | Assists: 2

11. Malcom (Zenit) – 13

Goals: 7 | Assists: 6

Malcom in action with Zenit
Soccer Football – Champions League – Group H – Zenit St Petersburg v Chelsea – Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg, Russia – December 8, 2021 Zenit St Petersburg’s Malcom REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

10. Goncalo Ramos (Benfica) – 13

Goals: 8 | Assists: 5

9. Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow) – 13

Goals: 9 | Assists: 4

8. Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) – 13

Goals: 11 | Assists: 2

7. Cedric Itten (Young Boys) – 14

Goals: 6 | Assists: 8

6. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) – 14

Goals: 6 | Assists: 8

Lionel Messi with PSG
Soccer Football – Ligue 1 – Olympique Lyonnais v Paris St Germain – Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France – September 18, 2022 Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi reacts REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

5. Keito Nakamura (LASK) – 14

Goals: 9 | Assists: 5

4. Jean-Pierre Nsame (Young Boys) – 14

Goals: 11 | Assists: 3

3. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – 15

Goals: 14 | Assists: 1

2. Cody Gakpo (PSV Eindhoven) – 19

Goals: 10 | Assists: 9

  1. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) – 19

Goals: 11 | Assists: 8

Neymar with PSG
Soccer Football – Ligue 1 – Paris St Germain v Brest – Parc des Princes, Paris, France – September 10, 2022 Paris St Germain’s Neymar celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

It’s been quite the start to the 2022/3 season by Neymar, who’s current form can only be described as ‘Ballon d’Or worthy’.

Neymar is one of three PSG players in the top 25, the others being his partners-in-crime Messi and Mbappe.

Haaland is actually the only Premier League player in the top 25, which is slightly surprising. The closest player to him from England’s top-tier is teammate Kevin De Bruyne, who’s been involved in nine goals thus far (1G, 8A).

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