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Publish on 24/03/2020 at 11h00

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Check out the back story on the top scorers in Ligue 1 Conforama - a history of France's best strikers and most prolific goal-getters since the early 30s! Bianchi, Onnis, Papin, Mbappé, Ibrahimovic… they're all here!

Seven goalscorers have had the joy of winning the ranking at the end of their first season in the French championship, not counting the duo of Walter Kaiser (SRFC) and Robert Mercier (Club Français), who won the title in the first edition in 1932-33. The next two seasons saw newcomers Istvan Lukacs (Sète, 33-34) and André Abbeglen (FCSM, 34-35) claim the top scoring title.

Rene Bihel (LOSC, 45-46) and Rogier Piantoni (FC Nancy, 50-51) are the only Frenchmen to have done the same, before Argentina's Carlos Bianchi claimed the first of his five trophies in 1973-74. Still a foreigner, Germany's Erwin Kostedde (Stade Lavallois) shared the distinction with Delio Onnis in 1979-80. Finally, the last top scorer in his first season in Ligue 1 is Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 2012-13 season.

A trio of five

In the history of Ligue 1, three players have managed the feat of winning the top scorer title five times. The first to do so was Carlos Bianchi. The goleador collected five trophies in six seasons (between 1973-74 and 1978-79), beating out fellow Argentine Delio Onnis, who needed ten seasons to achieve the same number of titles (1974-75 to 1983-84).

Finally, Jean-Pierre Papin is the only goalscorer to have five consecutive titles: with OM, the France striker won the top scorer's trophy every season between 1988 and 1992.

Strikers with three Ligue 1 Conforama titles:

Thadée Cisowski (1956, 57 and 59), Josip Skoblar (1971, 72 and 73), Sonny Anderson (1996, 2000 and 2001), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2013, 2014 and 2016).

WATCH: All Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goals from the 2013-14 Ligue 1 Conforama season


Ligue 1 Conforama's all-time top scorers:

1- Delio Onnis (Stade de Reims, AS Monaco, Tours, Toulon) 299 goals

2- Bernard Lacombe (OL, ASSE, Bordeaux) 255 goals

3- Hervé Revelli (ASSE, OGC Nice) 216 goals

4- Roger Courtois (CFSM, Troyes) 210 goals

5- Thadée Cisowski (FC Metz, Racing, VAFC) 206 goals

6- Roger Piantoni (FC Nancy, Stade de Reims, OGC Nice) 203 goals

7- Joseph Ujlaki (SF, Sète, Nîmes, OGC Nice, Racing) 190 goals

8- Fleury Di Nallo (OL, Red Star) 187 goals

9- Carlos Bianchi (Stade de Reims, PSG, Strasbourg) and Gunnar Andersson (OM, Bordeaux) 179 goals

OM tops the charts

With 12 top scorer titles in the French league - from Gunnar Andersson in 1952 to Mamadou Niang in 2010 - Olympique de Marseille are at the top of the club rankings. The Marseille club are ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, who have had the league's deadliest marksman on ten occasions since Carlos Bianchi topped the standings back in 1977-78, but capital club players have won five of the last six top scorer titles in Ligue 1 Conforama.

WATCH: All of current Ligue 1 Conforama top scorer Kylian Mbappé's goals at the mid-point of the 2019-20 season

Ligue 1 Conforama Top scorers by season:

2018-19: Kylian Mbappé (PSG) 33 goals

2017-18: Edinson Cavani (PSG) 28 goals

2016-17: Edinson Cavani (PSG) 35 goals

2015-16: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) 38 goals

2014-15: Alexandre Lacazette (OL) 27 goals

2013-14: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) 26 goals

2012-13: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) 30 goals

2011-12: Olivier Giroud (MHSC) 21 goals

2010-11: Moussa Sow (LOSC) 25 goals

2009-10: Mamadou Niang (OM) 18 goals

2008-09: André-Pierre Gignac (TFC) 24 goals

2007-08: Karim Benzema (OL) 20 goals

2006-07: Pedro Miguel Pauleta (PSG) 15 goals

2005-06: Pedro Miguel Pauleta (PSG) 21 goals

2004-05: Alexander Frei (SRFC) 20 goals

2003-04: Djibril Cissé (AJA) 26 goals

2002-03: Shabani Nonda (AS Monaco) 26 goals

2001-02 (season with 18 clubs): Djibril Cissé (AJA) 22 goals

2000-01 (season with 18 clubs): Sonny Anderson (OL) 22 goals

1999-00 (season with 18 clubs): Sonny Anderson (OL) 23 goals

1998-99 (season with 18 clubs): Sylvain Wiltord (Bordeaux) 22 goals

1997-98 (season with 18 clubs): Stéphane Guivarc'h (AJA) 21 goals

1996-97: Stéphane Guivarc'h (SRFC) 22 goals

1995-96: Sonny Anderson (AS Monaco) 21 goals

1994-95: Patrice Loko (FC Nantes) 22 goals

1993-94: Youri Djorkaeff (ASM), Roger Boli (RCL) and Nicolas Ouédec (FC Nantes) 20 goals

1992-93: Alen Boksic (OM) 23 goals

1991-92: Jean-Pierre Papin (OM) 27 goals

1990-91: Jean-Pierre Papin (OM) 23 goals

1989-90: Jean-Pierre Papin (OM) 30 goals

1988-89: Jean-Pierre Papin (OM) 22 goals

1987-88: Jean-Pierre Papin (OM) 19 goals

1986-87: Bernard Zénier (FC Metz) 18 goals

1985-86: Jules Bocandé (FC Metz) 23 goals

1984-85: Vahid Halilhodzic (FC Nantes) 27 goals

1983-84: Patrice Garande (AJA) and Delio Onnis (Toulon) 21 goals

1982-83: Vahid Halilhodzic (FCN) 27 goals

1981-82: Delio Onnis (Tours FC) 29 goals

1980-81: Delio Onnis (Tours FC) 24 goals

1979-80: Delio Onnis (AS Monaco) and Erwin Kostedde (SL) 21 goals

1978-79: Carlos Bianchi (PSG) 27 goals

1977-78: Carlos Bianchi (PSG) 37 goals

1976-77: Carlos Bianchi (SdR) 28 goals

1975-76: Carlos Bianchi (SdR) 34 goals

1974-75: Delio Onnis (AS Monaco) 30 goals

1973-74 : Carlos Bianchi (Stade de Reims) 30 goals

1972-73: Josip Skoblar (OM) 26 goals

1971-72: Josip Skoblar (OM) 30 goals

1970-71: Josip Skoblar (OM) 44 goals

1969-70 (season with 18 clubs): Hervé Revelli (ASSE) 28 goals

1968-69 (season with 18 clubs): André Guy (OL) 25 goals

1967-68: Etienne Sansonetti (ACA) 26 goals

1966-67: Hervé Revelli (ASSE) 31 goals

1965-66: Philippe Gondet (FCN) 36 goals

1964-65 (season with 18 clubs): Jacky Simon (FCN) 24 goals

1963-64 (season with 18 clubs): Ahmed Oudjani (RCL) 30 goals

1962-63: Serge Masnaghetti (US Valenciennes) 35 goals

1961-62: Sékou Touré (SO Montpellier) 25 goals

1960-61: Roger Piantoni (CoR) 28 goals

1959-60: Just Fontaine (SdR) 28 goals

1958-59: Thadée Cisowski (Racing) 30 goals

1957-58 (season with 18 clubs): Just Fontaine (SdR) 34 goals

1956-57 (season with 18 clubs): Thadée Cisowski (Racing) 33 goals

1955-56 (season with 18 clubs): Thadée Cisowski (Racing) 31 goals

1954-55 (season with 18 clubs): René Bliard (SdR) 30 goals

1953-54 (season with 18 clubs): Edouard Kargu (Bordeaux) 27 goals

1952-53 (season with 18 clubs): Gunnar Andersson (OM) 35 goals

1951-52 (season with 18 clubs): Gunnar Andersson (OM) 31 goals

1950-51 (season with 18 clubs): Roger Piantoni (FC Nancy) and Jean Courteaux (OGC Nice) 27 goals

1949-50 (season with 18 clubs): Jean Grumellon (SRFC) 24 goals

1948-49 (season with 18 clubs): Jean Baratte (LOSC) and Pépi Humpal (FCSM) 26 goals

1947-48 (season with 18 clubs): Jean Baratte (LOSC) 31 goals

1946-47: Pierre Sinibaldi (SdR) 33 goals

1945-46 (season with 18 clubs): René Bihel (LOSC) 28 goals

1938-39: Roger Courtois (FCSM) and Désiré Koranyi (Sète) 27 goals

1937-38: Jean Nicolas (FC Rouen) 26 goals

1936-37: Oskar Rohr (RCSA) 30 goals

1935-36: Roger Courtois (FCSM) 34 goals

1934-35: André Abegglen (FCSM) 30 goals

1933-34: Istvan Lukacs (Sète) 28 goals

1932-33: Robert Mercier (Club Français) and Walter Kaiser (Stade Rennais UC) 15 goals