GOAL! Season scoring stats
Take a look back at the goals corers form season 2016-17, Ligue 1's most prolific campaign in 34 years!
252 In season 2016-17, there were 252 different goal scorers, from Edinson Cavani (PSG), who earned his first Ligue 1 top scorer title with 35 strikes, to Jesé (PSG), who scored just the once.
47 French players scored 47% of the goals scored in Ligue 1 in season 2016-17. The 134 French goal scorers represented 53% of the total number of goal scorers in the season.
10 With 98 goals scored form the penalty spot in 2016-17, Ligue 1 saw 10% of the overall season goal tally come from this type of action. Alexandre Lacazette (OL) was the strongest performer in this area, successfully converting ten penalties.
37 Over the course of the season, the 991 goals scored in Ligue 1 were struck by players of 37 different nationalities: 18 from Europe (including France), 15 from Africa and four from South America.
48 Ligue 1's Brazilians constituted the top-scoring foreign nationality on 2016-17 with 48 goals scored by 12 different players. The Uruguayans were second (44 goals, two players) ahead of Senegal (37 goals, 12 players).
122 After scoring a personal-best 20 Ligue 1 goals in the 2016-17 season, Bafétimbi Gomis (OM) took his career Ligue 1 goal tally to 122, making him the competition's most prolific scorer currently plying his trades in France. The Marseille man is just ahead of Alexandre Lacazette (OL, 100 goals) and Mevlut Erding (FC Metz, 92 goals).
14 In hitting OM's winner against OGC Nice (2-1, Week 36), Patrice Evra re-opened his Ligue 1 account 14 years after his last strike, which came for AS Monaco. His was the longest wait for a Ligue 1 goal of any player in Ligue 1 in season 2016-17.
22 The youngest and oldest goal scorers in Ligue 1's season 2016-17 were separated by no fewer than 22 years: Malang Sarr (OGCN) was 17 and a half when he scored his only goal of the season, in Week 1, while Vitorino Hilton had been 39 for five months before he scored against Monaco in Week 24.
18 Edinson Cavani (PSG) managed to score at least one goal against 18 of Ligue 1's 20 club's this season. The Uruguayan scored a quadruple against SM Caen, his preferred victims along with Bordeaux (two doubles).
10 Mevlut Erding (FC Metz, 30 years old) is Ligue 1's most consistent scorer, with a t least one goal scored every season for the last ten campaigns. Souleymane Camara (MHSC) and Alexandre Lacazette (OL) have each scored at least once for the last eight seasons running.
12 EA Guingamp's Jimmy Briand set a new personal best of 12 goals this season, making it his 12th Ligue 1 season with at least one goal scored. Mathieu Valbuena (OL, eight goals) and Bafé Gomis (OM, 20 goals), who also set personal bests, each made it ten total seasons with at least one goal.
7 Ivan Santini (SM Caen) was Ligue 1's most prolific scorer of headers (seven) and also the league's highest-scoring newcomer (15 goals), level with Mario Balotelli (OGCN).
10 This season, there were ten hat-tricks scored by ten different Ligue 1 players. Among them, there were two Monegasques (Falcao and Mbappé) and two Marseille men (Thauvin and Gomis).
95 Ligue 1's season 2016-17 saw 95 doubles scored by 58 different players. Edinson Cavani (PSG) got eight of them, Alexandre Lacazette (OL) six, Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco) five, and Mario Balotelli (OGC Nice) four, including one in his Ligue 1 debut (OGCN-OM, Week 4).
16 AS Monaco boasted Ligue 1's best attack in season 2016-17 with 107 goals scored, and the principality club also boasted the largest number of goal-scorers (16): from Radamel Falcao (21) to Nabil Dirar and Jorge (one). The league's second-most prolific attack, that of OL, had 15 different contributors.