Romelu Lukaku became the top scorer in the UEFA competition with 16 goals in three tournaments for Inter and Belgium in 2020, and two goals from Erling Braut Haaland's Dortmund and Norway gang.
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Lukaku hit all six of Inter''s UEFA Europa League games last season, including the last loss against Sevilla, and scored two goals both at home and away against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League group stage. It has also added five more to the UEFA Nations League's #39 to help seal Belgium's final standings.
Top goalscorers in UEFA competitions in 2020'
16 : Romelu Lukaku (Inter / Belgium) – 4 UCL, 7 UEL, 5 UNL
14 : Erling Braut Haaland (Dortmund / Norway) – 8 UCL, 6 UNL
11 : Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal / England) – 3 UEL, 8 U21
10 : Odsonne Édouard (Celtic / France) – 1 UCL, 5 UEL, 4 U21
10 : Amine Gouiri (Lyon / Nice / France) – 4 UEL, 3 UYL, 3 U21
10 : Diogo Jota (Wolves / Liverpool / Portugal) – 4 UCL, 3 UEL, 3 UNL
10 : Robert Lewandowski (Bayern / Poland) – 8 UCL, 2 UNL
10 : Tessa Wullaert (Anderlecht / Belgium) – 2 UWCL, 8 WEURO
9 : Ferran Torres (Valencia / Manchester City / Spain) – 5 UCL, 4 UNL
8 : Anna Anvegård (Rosengård / Sweden) – 3 UWCL, 5 WEURO
8 : Olivier Giroud (Chelsea / France) – 5 UCL, 3 UNL
8 : Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg / Chelsea / Denmark) – 5 UWCL, 3 WEURO
8 : Mikael Ishak (Lech Poznań) – 8 UEL
8 : Marie-Antoinette Katoto (Paris Saint-Germain / France) – 2 UWCL, 6 WEURO
8 : Álvaro Morata (Atlético / Juventus / Spain) – 7 UCL, 1 UNL
8 : Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) – 8 UCL
8 : Pizzi (Benfica) – 8 UEL
8 : Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus / Portugal) – 6 UCL, 2 UNL
8 : Timo Werner (Leipzig / Chelsea / Germany) – 4 UCL, 4 UNL
Haaland had a lot to live for when he joined Dortmund' after eight UEFA Champions League group stage goals for Salzburg last January. But he scored two goals against eventual finalists Paris Saint-Germain' in the round of 16 for his new club, and then led six joint leads in this season's group stage. He became the league's top scorer by taking six more in the UEFA Nations League'.
Third-placed Eddie Nketiah, eighth for England at the 2020' UEFA European Under-21 Championship, raised his tally for the entire campaign to 13', the highest in the competition in more than two decades. Nketiah also picked up three for Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League group stage.
Although Tessa Wullaert did not play such a match for club or country until 18 September, she became the top scorer with ten goals in the UEFA women's competition in 2020. On that day, she scored a hat-trick against Romania ' against Belgium' in UEFA Women's EURO 2022 qualifiers, adding five more as Red Flames qualified for the finals in the next three games. Moreover, playing her first UEFA Women's Champions League match since her return from Manchester City to Anderlecht in November, Wullaert hit Linfield twice. In total, he made six appearances for ten goals, five of which Wullaert scored.
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previous ten years
2019 21 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus / Portugal) – 7 UCL, 11 EQ, 3 UNL
2018 19: Daishawn Redan (Chelsea / Netherlands) – 8 UYL, 5 U19, 6 U17
2017 27: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid / Portugal) – 19 UCL, 8 EQ
2016 18: Ada Hegerberg (Lyon / Norway) – 9 UWCL, 7 WEURO, 2 WOLT
2015 20: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München / Poland) – 11 UCL, 9 EQ
2014 17: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid / Portugal) – 13 UCL, 2 SCUP, 2 EQ
2013 15: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid / Portugal) – 15 UCL
2012 20: Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands) – 20 WU17
2011 17: Alexandra Lunca (Olimpia Cluj / Romania) – 2 UWCL, 9 WU19 6 WU17
2010 = 16: Chimel Vita (Kremlin Bicêtre United) – 16 UFCL
2010 = 16: Clayton Baptistella (Luparense / Montesilvano / Italy) – 12 UFCL, 4 FEURO
The listed teams are only those for which the player scored in the UEFA competition that year.
EQ: European Qualification
FEURO: UEFA Futsal EURO (qualification included)
SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
UCL: UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
UEL: UEFA Europa League (including qualifying)
UFCL: UEFA Futsal Cup / UEFA Futsal Champions League
UNL: UEFA Nations League
UWCL: UEFA Women's Champions League
UYL: UEFA Youth League
U21: European Under-21 Championship (including qualifying)
U19: European Under-19 Championship (including qualifying)
U17: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (including qualifying)
WEURO: UEFA Women's EURO (qualification included)
WOLT: UEFA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
WU19: UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship (including qualifying)
WU17: UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship (including qualifying)
Participation in the FIFA Women's World Cup and FIFA Futsal World Cup or FIFA World Cups prior to the separately branded European Qualifiers does not count as a UEFA competition statistically.