Co-top scorer in Ligue 1 Uber Eats with Neymar (9 goals), Jonathan David is having a great start to the season with LOSC, challenging some of Europe's top players in terms of goals, shots, touches and points secured. Statistical deep dive...
"It's in the back of my mind."
When asked about finishing as the league's top scorer by l'Equipe on Wednesday, Jonathan David made no secret of his ambitions for this season.
"In view of the quality of the players behind me, it is possible that this year I will pass the twenty-goal mark."
It must be said that the objective seems attainable for the Canadian international. The 22-year-old is the top scorer in Ligue 1 Uber Eats after 11 games, tied with Neymar, and has already scored nine goals, the highest total for a LOSC player at this stage of the competition since René Fatoux in 1958-59 (also 9).
Former La Gantoise striker David has been LOSC's chief finisher this season, playing at the top of the attack with three supporting players. And his statistics speak for themselves: the striker is fourth in the league for shots taken (36) and third in terms of touches in the opponent's area (70).
Number of shots:
1. Lionel Messi (PSG): 49
2. Kylian Mbappé (PSG): 46
3. Martin Terrier (Stade Rennais): 37
4. Jonathan David (LOSC): 36
-- Florian Sotoca (RC Lens): 36
Touches in the opponent's box:
1. Kylian Mbappé (PSG): 114
2. Lionel Messi (PSG): 73
3. Jonathan David (LOSC): 70
4. Martin Terrier (Stade Rennais): 66
5. Florian Sotoca (RC Lens): 65
Who has earned the most points for his club?
With three doubles - two of which came away from home - to his name this season, David has scored more goals away from home (5) than at home (4) this season. In top form since mid-September, he has found the net in LOSC's last four games (three wins and one loss for the northerners). The Canadian international's influence is plain to see: he has secured the most points for his club this season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats (9), ahead of Andy Delort (OGC Nice, 8) and Florian Sotoca (RC Lens, 8). He has been directly involved in 52.4% of Lille's goals in this season (11 out of 21).
Most points secured in Ligue 1 Uber Eats this season:
1. Jonathan David (LOSC, 9 goals and 2 assists): 9 points
2. Andy Delort (OGC Nice, 5 goals): 8 points
-- Florian Sotoca (RC Lens, 6 goals and 2 assists): 8 points
4. Neymar (PSG, 9 goals and 7 assists): 7 points
-- Tetê (OL, 5 goals and 2 assists): 7 points
-- Farès Chaïbi (Toulouse FC, 2 goals and 4 assists): 7 points
-- Dango Ouattara (FC Lorient, 4 goals and 4 assists): 7 points
In the five major European leagues, David is also among the most 'profitable' players, as only Borja Iglesias (Betis, ESP), Brais Mendez (Real Sociedad, ESP) and Erling Haaland (Manchester City, ENG) have earned more points than him for their clubs.
Most points secured in the big five leagues this season:
1. Borja Iglesias (Betis ESP, 7 goals and 2 assists): 10 points
-- Brais Mendez (Real Sociedad ESP, 5 goals and 2 assists): 10 points
-- Erling Haaland (Manchester City ENG, 15 goals and 3 assists): 10 points
4. Jonathan David (LOSC, 9 goals and 2 assists): 9 points
-- Rafael Leao (AC Milan ITA, 4 goals and 4 assists): 9 points
-- Bukayo Saka (Arsenal ENG, 4 goals and 4 assists): 9 points
-- Harry Kane (Tottenham ENG, 9 goals and 1 assist): 9 points
Lille's top scorer in the 21st century
Jonathan David arrived in the north of France in the summer of 2020 and has had a couple of low points in just over two years, but he still has some amazing statistics. After 13 goals in his first season, he ended the last season with 15 strikes. With 37 goals and four assists, he has been directly involved in 41 goals in 86 Ligue 1 Uber Eats games. With his 37 goals, he is already the top North American scorer in the history of the league, but also the top scorer for LOSC in the 21st century. But the Canadian international will have plenty of time to improve on these statistics over the course of the season...
Lille's top scorers in Ligue 1 Uber Eats in the 21st century:
1. Jonathan David: 37 goals
2. Eden Hazard: 36 goals
3. Nicolas Pépé: 35 goals
4. Moussa Sow: 31 goals
-- Nolan Roux: 31 goals
-- Yohan Cabaye: 31 goals