The organizing committee decided to award the title of the scorer of the recently ended season to striker Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe’s 18 goals in Ligue 1 season 2019/20
Mbappe and Wissam Ben Yedder, Monaco striker, led the race with 18 goals. But the organizers decided to award the title to the star of PSG based on the goal scored from less than 11m. Mbappe’s 18 goals are all produced by “live ball” situations, while Ben Yedder has three goals thanks to penalties.
Mbappe continues to harvest titles on the path of glory
Mbappe’s performance is also more convincing when assessing the number of visits: just 20 games to score 18 goals, while the direct competitor needs 25 games.
The third player in the race, Lyon’s Moussa Dembele scored 16 goals. This is the second consecutive time that Mbappe has won the Ligue 1 Top Scorer title.
Due to Covid-19, Ligue 1 season 2019-2020 must end 10 rounds early. Organizing committee awarded the championship to PSG, the team was 12 points higher than the second team.
This is PSG’s ninth championship, and the seventh championship in their last eight seasons. Including the title won with Monaco in the 2016-2017 season, Mbappe owns four consecutive championships.
Mbappe wants to share the Top Scorer with his colleagues
Kylian Mbappe wants Ben Yedder, the Monaco player to have the same number of goals and sub-goals, to own the title of Ligue 1 top scorer. Mbappe and Ben Yedder led the race before the tournament stopped early
Ben Yedder, Monaco striker, has the same 18 goals in 28 Ligue 1 rounds as Mbappe. He only finished second in the top scorer race due to the Organizing Committee’s calculation: the player scored less goals from the spot than 11m above. Mbappe has not scored from the 11m mark, while Ben Yedder has three.
Due to Covid-19, Ligue 1 must end early 10 rounds. The organizers decided to award the championship to PSG, a team 12 points ahead of Marseille, and the top scorer for Mbappe.
Last season, the Premier League had three players scoring 22 goals including Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Aubameyang. The organizers awarded the titles to all three players, instead of distinguishing by sub-indices like Ligue 1 this season.
Ben Yedder and Mbappe are teammates in France. Ben Yedder scored 171 goals in 366 club-level matches and two in eight games for the team.