Ligue 1: Most Number of Goals by a Player in a Season

Ligue 1 is a French professional league for men’s association football clubs. Let’s now have a look at the players who have scored the most goals in a Ligue 1 season. 

Josip Skoblar, Credit: Twitter/@OM_Officiel

Ligue 1 is a French professional league for men’s association football clubs. It sits at the top of the French football league system and is also the number one competition for the game in France. Ligue 1 is ranked fifth in the top five European Leagues behind the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga. As of now, Ligue 1 is well known for being the home to some of the most talented youngsters coming up in the world game. The league works on a system of promotion and relegation with the second division in France, Ligue 2.

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With the rise of Paris-Saint Germain along with the development of other French clubs, the Ligue1 has become one of the most attractive destinations for players. Inevitably, loads of top players have transferred to Ligue 1 including the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Sergio Ramos, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and many more. Apart from these, the league has also a vast pool of homegrown talent who have gone on to become superstars such as Karim Benzema, Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Kylian Mbappe.

Following the surprising triumph of Lille in 2021, PSG came back stronger then ever to win the 2021/22 Ligue 1 title. It was also their 10th French championship win. Olympique de Marseille will be second representative from France in next season’s Champions League. The Europa League spot was bragged by Rennes while Bordeaux and Metz were relegated to Ligue 2. Kylian Mbappe was the individual star winning the awards for both the top goalscorer and top assister with 28 goals and 17 assists respectively.

Ligue 1: Most number of goals by a player in a season

The French League has been well renowned for being the home of some of the most talented attacking players over the years. From the days of Jean-Pierre Papin to the golden time of Karim Benzema with Lyon to the present days of the future star, Kylian Mbappe, the league’s attacking quality has never been compromised. Jean-Pierre Papin, Delio Onnis and Carlos Bianchi hold the record for the most number of French Golden Boots with five each. Mbappe is the current holder of the award having finished last season with 28 goals. Let’s now have a look at the players who have scored the most goals in a Ligue 1 season. 

S.No.PlayerTeamGoals ScoredSeason
1. Josip SkoblarOlympique de Marseille441970-71
2.Zlatan IbrahimovicParis Saint-Germain382015-16
3.Carlos BianchiParis Saint-Germain371977-78
4.Philippe GondetNantes361965-66
5.Gunnar Andersson Olympique de Marseille351952-53
6.Edinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain352016-17
7.Serge MasnaghettiValenciennes351962-63
8.Roger CourtoisSochaux341935-36
9.Carlos BianchiReims341975-76
10.Just FontaineReims341957-58



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