As was the case last season, Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé finished top scorer in Ligue 1 Conforama in 2019-20, his 18 goals in 20 appearances leaving him top of the heap. Check out the key stats...
Kylian Mbappé is not a sharer! Already crowned top scorer in Ligue 1 Conforama last season, the Paris Saint-Germain striker retained his title in 2019-20. The Paris Saint-Germain No7 came out ahead of Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder - who also scored 18 goals - thanks to his having scored 18 times in open play, compared to 15 times for the deadly AS Monaco front man, who also scored three penalties. OL's Moussa Dembélé ended the season in this place with 16 goals.
Neymar, Di Maria dish it up
As has been his wont, Kylian Mbappé had an impressive 2019-20 season, this time scoring 18 times in 20 Ligue 1 Conforama matches (17 starts) - that's an average of once every 84 minutes. The France striker scored 14 of his goals with his right foot and four with his left, with 17 of his 18 goals scored from inside the box. In all competitions, the Parisian scored 30 goals in 33 matches in the truncated 2019-20 season.
In order to reach the 18-goal mark in the league, Kylian Mbappé was able to count on his two favourite suppliers - Neymar and Angel Di Maria - each of whom set him up for six goals. Other players who helped the Frenchman make his mark this season include Juan Bernat, Edinson Cavani, Thomas Meunier and Julian Draxler.
With fewer games on the scoreboard than last season (20 versus 29), KM7 scored less (18 versus 33) but also at a slightly lower rate (0.9 goals per game versus 1.14). On the other hand, he made progress in several other areas: more passes leading directly to a shot (2 per game compared to 1.6); more dribbles (2.8 per game compared to 2.2); and more precision in his passing (80.4% of passes completed compared to 79.3%).
In the footsteps of Cavani, Pauleta and Bianchi
Kylian Mbappé's second consecutive top-scorer title follows in the footsteps of team-mate Edinson Cavani, who also won the title in consecutive seasons in 2016-17 and 2017-18. However, this feat has not been achieved by a French player since Jean-Pierre Papin (OM), the 1990-91 and 1991-92 winner.
Since the 2012-13 season, the league's top scorer title has eluded a PSG player only once. That was in 2014-15, when Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette was crowned. For the Parisian side, Kylian Mbappe joins the club's twice-titled strikers Edinson Cavani, Pedro Miguel Pauleta and Carlos Bianchi. The Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic, meanwhile, was top scorer three times in his four seasons in the capital.
Every French Ligue 1 Conforama top scorer:
2019-20: Kylian Mbappé (PSG) 18 goals
2018-19: Kylian Mbappé (PSG) 33 goals
2014-1: Alexandre Lacazette (OL) 27 goals
2011-12: Olivier Giroud (Montpellier HSC) 21 goals
2008-09: André-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse FC) 24 goals
2007-08: Karim Benzema (OL) 20 goals
2003-04: Djibril Cissé (AJ Auxerre) 26 goals
2001-02 (season with 18 clubs): Djibril Cissé (AJ Auxerre) 22 goals
1998-99 (season with 18 clubs): Sylvain Wiltord (Girondins de Bordeaux) 22 goals
1997-98 (season with 18 clubs): Stéphane Guivarc'h (AJ Auxerre) 21 goals
1996-97: Stéphane Guivarc'h (Stade Rennais FC) 22 goals
1994-95: Patrice Loko (FC Nantes) 22 goals
1993-94: Youri Djorkaeff (AS Monaco), Roger Boli (RC Lens) and Nicolas Ouédec (FC Nantes) 20 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
1983-84: Patrice Garande (AJ Auxerre) 21 goals
1969-70 (season with 18 clubs): Hervé Revelli (AS Saint-Etienne) 28 goals
1968-69 (season with 18 clubs): André Guy (OL) 25 goals
1967-68: Etienne Sansonetti (AC Ajaccio) 26 goals
1966-67: Hervé Revelli (AS Saint-Etienne) 31 goals
1965-66: Philippe Gondet (FC Nantes) 36 goals
1964-65 (season with 18 clubs): Jacky Simon (FC Nantes) 24 goals
1962-63: Serge Masnaghetti (US Valenciennes) 35 goals
1960-61: Roger Piantoni (Stade de Reims) 28 goals
1959-60: Just Fontaine (Stade de Reims) 28 goals
1958-59: Thadee Cisowski (Racing) 30 goals
1957-58 (season with 18 clubs): Just Fontaine (Stade de Reims) 34 goals
1956-57 (18 club-season): Thadée Cisowski (Racing) 33 goals
1955-56 (18 club-season): Thadée Cisowski (Racing) 31 goals
1954-55 (18 club-season): René Bliard (Stade de Reims) 30 goals
1953-54 (18 club-season): Edouard Kargu (Girondins de Bordeaux) 27 goals
1950-51 (18 club-season): Roger Piantoni (FC Nancy) and Jean Courteaux (OGC Nice) 27 goals
1949-50 (18 club-season): Jean Grumellon (Stade Rennais FC) 24 goals
1948-49 (18 club-season): Jean Baratte (LOSC) 26 goals
1947-48 (18 club-season): Jean Baratte (LOSC) 31 goals
1946-47: Pierre Sinibaldi (Stade de Reims) 33 goals
1945-46 (18 club-sseason): René Bihel (LOSC) 28 goals
1938-39: Roger Courtois (FC Sochaux-Montbéliard) and Désiré Koranyi (FC Sète) 27 goals
1937-38: Jean Nicolas (FC Rouen) 26 goals
1935-36: Roger Courtois (FC Sochaux-Montbéliard) 34 goals
1932-33: Robert Mercier (Club Français) 15 goals