Here are the top scorers in Europe for the 2023/2024 season

Another club football season in Europe is over (excluding Allsvenskan and the Norwegian Eliteserien, of course, which have a different season setup), and it's time to go through all the top scorers in the major leagues.

Lautaro Martinez, Inter
Lautaro Martinez - one of the Golden Boot winners this season

Top Scorers by League

We list all the leagues by size according to UEFA's ranking and take a closer look at the 16 biggest leagues, in other words, the leagues that attract the most interest from all football fans.

Premier League, England - Erling Braut Haaland

The winner for the second season in a row in Premier League was (of course) Manchester City's Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland with 27 goals. Second, somewhat surprisingly, was Chelsea's Cole Palmer with 22 goals, who was signed from City at the beginning of the season, and Alexander Isak's on third place with his 21 goals.

Serie A, Italy - Lautaro Martinez

Inter were the overwhelming winners of the Italian league this season, and the top scorer also came from there, Argentine Lautaro Martinez, who scored 24 goals. Second, far behind Martinez, was Juventus' Dusan Vlahovic, who scored 16 goals.

La Liga, Spain - Artem Dovbyk

There was a more surprising winner in Spanish Ligue 1 where Ukrainian Artem Dovbyk, playing for Girona, became the top scorer with his 24 goals. Second was Norwegian Alexander Sørloth with 23 goals.

Bundesliga, Germany - Harry Kane

Harry Kane played his first season at Bayern Munich, and naturally, he did not disappoint anyone when it came to his scoring record. He scored 36 league goals in Bundesliga, giving him a clear victory in the top scorer race ahead of Stuttgart's Serhou Guirassy, who, despite scoring 28 goals, was not close to winning.

Ligue 1, France - Kylian Mbappé

In the French Ligue 1 everything was as usual as Kylian Mbappé took his sixth straight top scorer title, scoring 27 goals this time. The second place was shared between Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette and Lille's Jonathan David, both with 19 goals each.

Eredivisie, Netherlands - Luuk de Jong and Vangelis Pavlidis

In the Dutch league, the top scorer title was shared between two players, PSV Eindhoven's veteran Luuk de Jong and AZ Alkmaar's Greek Vangelis Pavlidis, both with 29 goals each. Third was Feyenoord's Mexican Santiago Giménez, who led the top scorer race halfway through the season but had a poor goal tally in the second half.

Primeira Liga, Portugal - Viktor Gyökeres

The Swede Viktor Gyökeres won the top scorer title in the Portuguese league convincingly with his 30 goals. Second was Braga's Simon Banza, who scored 21 goals.

Jupiler Pro League, Belgium - Kévin Denkey

In the Belgian league, the 23-year-old Togolese Kévin Denkey had his big breakthrough this season and scored 27 goals for his team Cercle Brugge, enough to become the leagues top goal scorer by an 8-goal margin over second-place Anders Dreyer of Anderlecht.

Süper Lig, Turkey - Mauro Icardi

Galatasaray's Argentine Mauro Icardi scored 25 goals, enough to become the top scorer in the Turkish league ahead of Fenerbahce's veteran Edin Dzeko, who scored 21 goals. Icardi has won the top scorer title in Serie A twice before, but both times he shared the prize, so this was the first time he won a league's Golden Boot outright.

Fortuna:Liga, Czech Republic - Václav Jurecka

The title winner here was Václav Jurecka, who scored 19 goals, one goal more than Pavel Sulc of Viktoria Plzen.

Scottish Premiership, Scotland - Lawrence Shankland

In a normal season, the winner is found in Celtic or Rangers in the top Scottish league, but this season it was Hearts' Lawrence Shankland who grabbed the title with his 24 goals. Second was Celtic's Dane Matt O'Riley, who scored 18 goals.

Super League, Switzerland - 3 players share the title

The Swiss league was a low-scoring league this season, the winner only scored 14 goals, something three players managed: Chadrac Akolo of St Gallen, Kevin Carlos of Yverdon-Sport FC, and Zan Celar of Lugano.

Fußball-Bundesliga, Austria - Karim Konaté

Salzburg are good at producing fine forwards (like Erling Braut Haaland, Sadio Mané, and Karim Adeyemi), and now they seem to have found a new star in Karim Konaté from the Ivory Coast. Konaté is only 20 years old and can now title himself the top scorer in Austria after scoring 20 goals this season. Second placed was Rapid Vienna's Marco Grüll, who scored 13 goals.

Superleague, Greece - Loren Morón

The Spaniard Loren Morón, playing for Aris, won the top scorer title in the Greek top league with his 20 goals (39.2% of his team's total goals). Second was Olympiakos' Moroccan Ayoub El Kaabi with 17 goals, but he won something else this season (more about that later).

Superliga, Denmark - German Onugkha

The Danish league actually had a Russian player in the top, Vejle's German Onugkha, who scored 15 goals, enough to become the top scorer. Three players shared the second place, Andri Guðjohnsen in Lyngby, Nicolai Vallys in Brøndby, and Aarhus' Patrick Mortensen, all with 13 goals each.

Premjer-Liha, Ukraine - Vladyslav Vanat

Despite the war, league football is still played in Ukraine, and the top scorer this season with 14 goals was Vladyslav Vanat, playing for Dynamo Kiev. Danylo Sikan from Shakhtar Donetsk and Vitaliy Buyalskyi in Dynamo Kiev shared the second place with 10 goals each.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marseille
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - top scorer in the UEFA Europa League

Top Scorers in the European Cups

The three major European cups are also finished, and these are the top scorers in each cup.

UEFA Champions League - Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappé

Two players shared the top scorer title in the UEFA Champions League, and both are relatively well-known names - Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappé. The duo scored 8 goals each. The top scorer for the Champions League winners Real Madrid was Vinicius Júnior with 6 goals, which placed him in a shared third place.

UEFA Europa League - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Since the high profiled striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moved to Marseille, he has somewhat faded from the football world's spotlight, but in the UEFA Europa League, he proved he is still a great goal scorer. With his 10 goals, he became the tournament's top scorer, three goals more than Romelu Lukaku, who scored 7 of Roma's goals in the tournament. For the cup champions Atalanta, Gianluca Scamacca scored the most goals, 6, placing him in a shared third place on the list.

UEFA Europa Conference League - Ayoub El Kaabi

The newest and weakest of the cups, UEFA Europa Conference League, had a Greek champion in Olympiakos, and that's also where the tournament's top scorer plays. Ayoub El Kaabi (as already mentioned second in Greek league top scorer list) scored 11 of the champion team's goals, three more than Maccabi Tel Aviv's veteran player Eran Zahavi.

Harry Kane

The Winner of the European Golden Shoe - Harry Kane

Finally we are taking a list at the prestigious Golden Shoe (sometimes also called European Golden Boot) award.

Poor Harry Kane did not win any titles with his team this season either, despite his move to Bayern Munich. Winning the top scorer title is something he is used to, however, as he has done it three times in the Premier League as well as in the 2018 World Cup, but this year he also won the European Golden Shoe. His 36 goals in the Bundesliga were enough for a convincing victory in the race to become Europe's number one goal scorer, and although it might be a small consolation for him after yet another season without a club title, he at least won a significant individual title.
Andrea Sugler has followed football his whole life and above all the Swedish national team. As Andrea lives in Stockholm, she sees most of the international matches on site, but has also been to most of the European Championships and World Cups in recent years when Sweden has participated, the first time already back in 1992 during the European Championship in Sweden. Andrea also likes to write about football and games, sometimes with successful results.