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The highest-scoring XI in Europe's top leagues

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The highest-scoring XI in Europe's top leagues

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ProFootballDB, BeSoccer's data lab, brings us the most deadly lineup in Europe based on the players who have scored the most goals in their respective positions. And with Alisson between the posts, the team also boasts the goalkeeper who has conceded the fewest times.

In football, goals are what cost the most money. Every transfer window, Europe's clubs battle it out to bring in players that know where the goal is. If money was not an object, it would be worth taking a look at the team put together by ProFootball.

Bearing in mind Europe's top five leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga) and the specific positions of the playres, a team of ten outfield players was formed that have together scored 150 goals this season.

Alisson, who has conceded just 0.57 goals per game on average during a successful first season at Anfield, would start in goal, as instead of being a high goalscorer he is the player that concedes the least goals in European football.

Three out of four defenders ply their trade in Italy, with two of them featuring regularly for surprise package Atalanta. Right-back Hans Hateboer and centre-half Gianluca Mancini have both impressed offensively as well as defensively this season with 5 goals each. Curiously, one of Mancini's goals was scored not with his head or his foot, but with his chest.

The other Serie A player to feature is less of a surprise inclusion - Aleksandr Kolarov's prowess from dead-ball situations has seen him rack up 7 goals this season, making the former City player the highest scoring left-back in Europe. Similarly effective from set-pieces is Sergio Ramos. He has notched 6 goals this season, which has undoubtedly been boosted by his new role as Real Madrid penalty taker following Cristiano Ronaldo's summer exit.

The midfield line sees two players from the Premier League feature. Chelsea's Eden Hazard, who is being touted for a summer move to Real Madrid, and Manchester United's Paul Pogba have scored 16 and 13 times respectively.

Completing the midfield trio is German starlet Kai Havertz. The 19 year-old has scored 13 times in a breakthrough season for Bayer Leverkusen that will no doubt be of great interest to scouts from Europe's top clubs.

In terms of the attack, who unsurprisingly bring with them the majority of the goals (85), two of the players are at very opposite ends of their careers whilst one will come as no surprise to anybody who has ever watched football.

20 year-old Kylian Mbappé has bagged 30 times as he looks set for a long career at the top level, whereas 36 year-old Italian veteran Fabio Quagliarella is enjoying something of a renaissance having scored 22 times himself for Sampdoria this season.

Rounding off the front three is arguably the greatest player to have ever graced a football pitch: Lionel Messi has found the net on 33 occasions in yet another impressive season at Barcelona.

 

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