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Messi & Ronaldo: The best goal-per-game ratio at the 20 most valuable clubs

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Goals-per-game is a great metric for analysing how good an attack-minded footballer is.

Averaging around 0.50 goals-per-game at the very highest level is mighty impressive, while those who surpass the 0.75 mark can only be described as world-class – and even then that is something of an understatement.

Unsurprisingly, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two footballers to boast a better ratio than 0.75 goals-per-game at one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

But are there any others? Well, we decided to try and find out the answers to that question.

Below, we’ve worked out the player with the best goals-per-game ratio at each of the world’s 20 most valuable clubs, as listed on Transfermarkt.

To make things easier and more relevant to the modern era, only goals scored from the 1999/2000 season onwards have been taken into account.

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Manchester City

Sergio Aguero | 260 goals | 0.67 goals-per-game

Paris Saint-Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic | 156 goals | 0.87 goals-per-game

Liverpool

Mohamed Salah | 155 goals | 0.62 goals-per-game

Chelsea

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink | 87 goals | 0.49 goals-per-game

Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski | 344 goals | 0.92 goals-per-game

Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo | 450 goals | 1.03 goals-per-game

Manchester United

Ruud van Nistelrooy | 150 goals | 0.69 goals-per-game

Barcelona

Lionel Messi | 672 goals | 0.86 goals-per-game

Atletico Madrid

Radamel Falcao | 70 goals | 0.77 goals-per-game

Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane | 247 goals | 0.64 goals-per-game

Borussia Dortmund

Erling Braut Haaland | 86 goals | 0.97 goals-per-game

Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo | 101 goals | 0.75 goals-per-game

Inter Milan

Romelu Lukaku | 64 goals | 0.67 goals-per-game

Arsenal

Thierry Henry | 228 goals | 0.61 goals-per-game

Leicester City

Jamie Vardy | 163 goals | 0.43 goals-per-game

Napoli

Edinson Cavani | 104 goals | 0.75 goals-per-game

AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic | 92 goals | 0.58 goals-per-game

RB Leipzig

Timo Werner | 95 goals | 0.60 goals-per-game

Everton

Romelu Lukaku | 87 goals | 0.52 goals-per-game

Bayer Leverkusen

Patrik Schick | 37 goals | 0.55 goals-per-game

So, Ibrahimovic, Lewandowski, Falcao, Haaland and Cavani all join Messi and Ronaldo in hitting 0.75 goals-per-game or better at one club – Ronaldo achieving that feat at both Real Madrid and Juventus.

The 37-year-old superstar isn’t the only player to feature on the list twice, though. He’s joined in that regard by both Ibrahimovic (PSG & Milan) and Lukaku (Inter & Everton).

Perhaps a timely reminder that while Lukaku has struggled at Chelsea this season, he’s still an elite-level striker.

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