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Top scorer: How does Kylian Mbappé stack up?

Publish on 05/06/2022 at 10:00

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Fresh from his fourth consecutive campaign as France's deadliest striker, Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappé is knocking on the door of some long-standing Ligue 1 Uber Eats goal-scoring records. What will it take for him to become the greatest ever? Read on...

This season, Kylian Mbappé (PSG, 28 goals) is the first player to be crowned top scorer in Ligue 1 Uber Eats for four consecutive seasons since Jean-Pierre Papin (five times between 1987-88 and 1991-92). This confirms his presence among the greatest strikers in Ligue 1 Uber Eats history, and - now that he has signed on to stay in Paris - that he could go on to dominate this discussion much as he has swept everything else before him in his stunning career.

A look back...

Seven scorers have known the joys of winning the league's top scorer title in their first season in the French championship, not counting the duo of Walter Kaiser (SRFC) and Robert Mercier (Club Français), who won the first edition in 1932-33.

The following two seasons saw neophytes claim the top scorer title: Istvan Lukacs (Sète, 33-34) and André Abbeglen (FCSM, 34-35). René Bihel (LOSC, 45-46) and Rogier Piantoni (FC Nancy, 50-51) were the only Frenchmen to do so, before Argentina's Carlos Bianchi won the first of his five trophies in 1973-74.

Another foreigner, German 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 Uber Eats was Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in the 2012-13 season.

A trio on five

In the history of Ligue 1 Uber Eats, three players have managed to win the top scorer award on five occasions. The first to do so was Carlos Bianchi. The striker won five trophies in six seasons (between 1973-74 and 1978-79), ahead of his Argentinian compatriot Delio Onnis, who needed ten seasons to achieve the same number of titles (from 1974-75 to 1983-84).

Papin: The benchmark

Jean-Pierre Papin is the only striker to have won five consecutive titles. With OM, the France striker won the top scorer's trophy every season between 1988 and 1992. This trio could be joined by Kylian Mbappé (PSG) next season: the French striker has now won four consecutive trophies.

Official Ligue 1 Uber Eats top scorer titles:

Five titles:
Carlos Bianchi (1974, 76, 77, 78, 79), Delio Onnis (1975, 80, 81, 82, 84), Jean-Pierre Papin (1988, 89, 90, 91, 92)

Four titles:
Kylian Mbappé (2019, 20, 21, 22)

Three titles:
Thadée Cisowski (1956, 57 and 59), Josip Skoblar (1971, 72 and 73), Sonny Anderson (1996, 2000 and 2001), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2013, 14 and 16)

Top scorers (all seasons):
1- Delio Onnis (SdR, ASM, Tours, Toulon) 299 goals
2- Bernard Lacombe (OL, ASSE, Bordeaux) 255 goals
3- Hervé Revelli (ASSE, OGC Nice) 216 goals
4- Roger Courtois (FCSM, ESTAC) 210 goals
5- Thadée Cisowski (FC Metz, Racing, VAFC) 206 goals
6- Roger Piantoni (FC Nancy, SdR, OGC Nice) 203 goals
7- Joseph Ujlaki (SF, Sète, NO, OGC Nice, Racing) 190 goals
8- Fleury Di Nallo (OL, Red Star) 187 goals
9- Carlos Bianchi (SdR, PSG, RCSA) and Gunnar Andersson (OM, Bordeaux) 179 goals

PSG overtake OM

Kylian Mbappé's fourth top scorer award of the 2021-22 season is the 13th in the history of Paris Saint-Germain, who are now ahead of OM at the top of the charts.

The Olympians have 12 top scorer titles in the French league - from Gunnar Andersson in 1952 to Mamadou Niang in 2010. The Parisians, meanwhile, have won the last seven Ligue 1 Uber Eats top scorer titles, following on from the first one in 1977-78 with Bianchi, and even nine of the last ten, through Ibrahimovic, Cavani and Mbappé.

Official Ligue 1 Uber Eats top scorers:
2021-22: Kylian Mbappé (PSG) 28 goals
2020-21: Kylian Mbappé (PSG) 27 goals
2019-20: Kylian Mbappé (PSG) 18 goals
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 (ASM) 26 goals
2001-02: (18-club season): Djibril Cissé (AJA) 22 goals
2000-01: (18-club season): Sonny Anderson (OL) 22 goals
1999-00: (18-club season): Sonny Anderson (OL) 23 goals
1998-99: (18-club season): Sylvain Wiltord (Bordeaux) 22 goals
1997-98: (18-club season): Stéphane Guivarc'h (AJA) 21 goals
1996-97: Stéphane Guivarc'h (SRFC) 22 goals
1995-96: Sonny Anderson (ASM) 21 goals
1994-95: Patrice Loko (FCN) 22 goals
1993-94: Youri Djorkaeff (ASM), Roger Boli (RCL) and Nicolas Ouédec (FCN) 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 (FCN) 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 (ASM) 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 (ASM) 30 goals
1973-74: Carlos Bianchi (SdR) 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 (18-club season): Hervé Revelli (ASSE) 28 goals
1968-69 (18-club season): 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 (18-club season): Jacky Simon (FCN) 24 goals
1963-64 (18-club season): 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 (SdR) 28 goals
1959-60: Just Fontaine (SdR) 28 goals
1958-59: Thadée Cisowski (Racing) 30 goals
1957-58 (18-club season): Just Fontaine (SdR) 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 (SdR) 30 goals
1953-54 (18-club season): Edouard Kargu (Bordeaux) 27 goals
1952-53 (18-club season): Gunnar Andersson (OM) 35 goals
1951-52 (18-club season): Gunnar Andersson (OM) 31 goals
1950-51 (18-club season): Roger Piantoni (FC Nancy) and Jean Courteaux (OGC Nice) 27 goals
1949-50 (18-club season): Jean Grumellon (SRFC) 24 goals
1948-49 (18-club season): Jean Baratte (LOSC) and Pépi Humpal (FCSM) 26 goals
1947-48 (18-club season): Jean Baratte (LOSC) 31 goals
1946-47: Pierre Sinibaldi (SdR) 33 goals
1945-46 (18-club season): 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

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