Edinson Cavani, PSG

Edinson Cavani, Ligue 1 legend

Publish on 05/07/2020 at 10:00 - I. HOLYMAN


Kylian Mbappé, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexandre Lacazette, André-Pierre Gignac and Wissam ben Yedder…all great goalscorers, but none have found the net more times in Ligue 1 than Edinson Cavani since El Matador's arrival at Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.

Cavani is seeking a new challenge following the end of his PSG contract last month, but has left his mark both on the capital club and the French top flight.

Having initially played second fiddle to former PSG teammate Ibrahimovic, Cavani has since surpassed the Swede's achievements, becoming the capital club's all-time leading scorer in Ligue 1 with 138 strikes in exactly 200 appearances, a ratio of one goal every 130 minutes between 2013/14 and 2019/20.

It's a tally that puts him 47 L1 goals ahead of ex-Lyon man Lacazette, who left for Arsenal in 2017, over the same period and 55 clear of Ibrahimovic, who places third in the chart having joined Manchester United in 2016 following a four-year spell at PSG.

Mbappé is already fourth with 78 goals, and could well overtake Cavani in time.

In all competitions, Cavani scored 200 goals in 301 games for PSG at astonishing strike rate of one every 135 minutes, an incredible testament to his ruthless streak in front of goal.

WATCH: Cavani scores PSG goal #200


Cavani's goals breakdown

By competition

Ligue 1: 138

Champions League: 30

Coupe de France: 16

Coupe de la Ligue: 15

Trophée des Champions: 1

How did he score them?

From open play: 151 (75.5%)

Penalty: 26

Corner: 10

Indirect free-kick: 10

Direct free-kick: 3

Where did he score them from?

Inside the box: 187 (93.5%)

Outside the box: 13

What did he score them with?

Right foot: 133 (66.5%)

Left foot: 34

Head: 31

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