A fifth straight Ligue 1 top scoring crown is very much in play for PSG star Kylian Mbappe, who is already at 18 goals and holding off the competition in the Golden Boot race.
Mbappe scored again in a 4-2 win over Nantes to maintain a two-goal lead over Canadian Jonathan David of LOSC Lille, who also netted in a 1-1 draw against Lens.
AS Monaco Wissam Ben Yedder has continued his fine scoring form with two more goals in a four-minute span during a wild 2-2 draw at Troyes, catching David on 16 goals.
Dropping down slightly in the charts in recent weeks is one-time leading scorer Folarin Balogun, the Arsenal loanee making his mark with impressive Stade de Reims. But his scoring pace has slowed down with just one goal in his last five league matches.
Mbappe is one of three PSG goal scorers in the top 10 with superstars Neymar and Lionel Messi also contributing to making PSG the highest scoring team in Ligue 1 (66 goals in 26 matches).
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Ligue 1 Top Scorers Table (2022-2023)
The table below will be updated after each matchday of the 2022/23 season with the ranking of the Ligue 1 top scorers. The first tiebreaker is assists and the second is minutes played as with major FIFA competitions.
Updated as of Sunday, March 5 (prior to Lyon-Lorient, Rennes-Marseille).
|1.||Kylian Mbappe||PSG||18 (2)||3||22||1,742|
|2.||Wissam Ben Yedder||AS Monaco||16 (4)||4||22||1,340|
|Jonathan David||LOSC Lille||16 (4)||4||25||2,118|
|4.||Folarin Balogun||Stade Reims||15 (4)||1||25||1,951|
|5.||Alexandre Lacazette||Lyon||14 (4)||4||23||1,975|
|Terem Moffi||Lorient / Nice||14 (1)||1||23||1,807|
|7.||Lionel Messi||PSG||13 (0)||12||21||1,852|
|Habib Diallo||Strasbourg||13 (1)||0||26||1,894|
|10.||Breel Embolo||AS Monaco||12 (0)||2||26||1,634|
|11.||Mama Balde||Troyes||10 (1)||3||23||1,840|
|Teji Savanier||Montpellier||10 (5)||1||21||1,807|
- 9 goals: 7 players
- 7 goals: 1 player
- 6 goals: 12 players
- 5 goals: 9 players
- 4 goals: 16 players
- 3 goals: 34 players
- 2 goals: 49 players
- 1 goal: 93 players
- Own Goals: 29
There have been 737 total goals scored in Ligue 1 this season with 29 own goals:
- Angers (3): Miha Blazic, Cedric Hountondji, Abdallah Sima
- Auxerre (1): Rayan Raveloson
- Lens (1): Salis Abdul Samed
- Lille (3): Bafode Diakite, Tiago Djalo, Jose Fonte
- Lorient (1): Julien Laporte
- Marseille (3): Leonardo Balerdi, Matteo Guendouzi, Jordan Veretout
- Monaco (2): Caio Henrique, Youssouf Fofana
- Montpellier (2): Maxime Esteve, Falaye Sacko
- Nantes (4): Jaouen Hadjam, Nicolas Pallois, Charles Traore, Joao Victor
- PSG (1): Marquinhos
- Stade Brestois (2): Brendan Chardonnet, Christophe Herelle
- Stade de Reims (1): Wout Faes
- Stade Rennes (1): Arthur Theate
- Toulouse (2): Rasmus Nicolaisen, Anthony Roualt
- Troyes (2): Yasser Larouci, Erik Palmer-Brown
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Ligue 1 Golden Boot Winners
Below are the top scorers in each season of Ligue 1 action dating back to the year 2000.
Kylian Mbappe has won the top goalscorer award every single season since 2018/19, and he is charging up the all-time Ligue 1 goalscoring list. His 148 career Ligue 1 goals at the turn of the calendar year from 2022 to 2023 saw him sit 21st all-time despite his youthful age of 23 years old.
Other big names to win the Ligue 1 top goalscorer award in recent years include Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, both of whom played for PSG. Olivier Giroud finished jointly atop the 2011/12 list before making a move to Arsenal, and Karim Benzema has also previously won the award before his big move to Real Madrid.
The most Ligue 1 top goalscorer awards by one individual is five, accomplished by both Jean-Pierre Papin of Marseille and Carlos Bianchi of Stade de Reims and PSG. Mbappe can win his fifth if he finishes atop the charts in 2022/23.
|Wissam Ben Yedder||AS Monaco||18|
|2004/05||Alexander Frei||Stade Rennes||20|
|2002/03||Shabani Nonda||AS Monaco||26|