Borussia Dortmund’s goalscoring sensation Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be counting more than one individual award come the end of the season.
The 26-year-old was on target yet again for Die Schwarz-Gelben in their 4-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, taking his tally for the season to a staggering 18 in 16 league matches, as well as 26 in 25 appearances in all competitions.
Bundesliga leading the charge
He leads the Bundesliga scoring charts by three goals and remains in pole position to win the coveted Torjägerkanone at the end of the campaign. However, he could also receive the European Golden Shoe for the most goals scored by a player in any European top-flight division. Aubameyang’s 18 goals currently put him top of the chart, one place ahead of Alex Teixeira of FC Shakhtar Donetsk, while another Bundesliga superstar – FC Bayern München’s Robert Lewandowski – is fourth on the list having bagged 15 goals.
The two Bundesliga sharpshooters are some way ahead of some familiar faces. Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF, for example, is lagging way behind in 27th place with just ten league goals, while FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has only five after missing part of the season with injury.