Portsmouth’s Benjani Mwaruwari from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe is the current Premier League top scorer with seven goals. Three Arsenal players are in the top ten, strikers Adebayor (6) and van Persie (5) and Spanish midfielder Fabregas (4).
Fabregas tops the assists table with six. In second place is Manchester City’s Brazilian midfielder Elano.
Four players have missed penalties – Kanu (Portsmouth), Rooney (Manchester Utd.), Shorey (Reading) and van Persie (Arsenal).
Top scorer in Spain is Messi from Barcelona with six goals. In third place is former Manchester Utd youth team player Guiseppe Rossi who has scored five for Villarreal.
Totti (Roma), Ibrahimovic (Inter) and Trezeguet (Juventus) are joint top scorers in Italy with seven goals each. Kaka (AC Milan) and Mutu (Fiorentina) have both scored six.
Bayern’s super strikers Toni and Klose top the list in Germany with eight goals each. Hamburg’s van der Vaart is in third place with seven.
Lyon’s 19 year old home grown striker Karim Benzema tops the French table with 11 goals. Four goals behind in second place is another Manchester Utd. name, David Bellion who nows plays for Bordeaux.
Ajax’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar tops the Dutch table with nine goals. Huntelaar has scored 18 goals in 22 matches for Holland’s Under-21 team and has nine full caps and three goals at senior level.