Most goal contributions in every season since 2001

Players with the most goal contributions (goals+assists) in every season since 2001. Lionel Messi appears a record 9 times in this list.

Debangshu Biswas
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Some players are famous for scoring goals, while some are famous for creating. However, sometimes football teams are blessed with such players who can do both things. There are players with incredible goalscoring skills as well as creative skills and these players are rare. They bring so much value to the team that they become irreplaceable. In this article, we look at the players who have had the most goal contributions since 2001.

Also Read: Players With the Most Assists In Football History

Players with the most goal contributions (2001-2010)

Year Player Teams Goals + Assists
2001 Rivaldo Barcelona, Brazil 46
2002 Raul Real Madrid, Spain 42
2003 Thierry Henry Arsenal, France 60
2004 Thierry Henry Arsenal, France 55
2005 R. Makay Bayern, Netherlands 51
2006 Ronaldinho Barcelona, Brazil 50
2007 F. Totti AS Roma, Italy 47
2008 L. Toni Bayern, Italy 50
2009 Lionel Messi Barcelona, Argentina 56
2010 Lionel Messi Barcelona, Argentina 58

Two decades earlier from the present the table looks well shuffled with no names popping off more than twice. However, little that we knew the 2009 season was just the start of the little magician's dominance in world football. His impact on Pep Guardiola's Barcelona team was simply incomparable. Thierry Henry is the only other player than Messi who managed to be the top contributor twice in consecutive seasons. He was part of the golden generation of Arsenal who won the Premier League title undefeated.

Also Read: Players with the Most Premier League Goals in history

Players with the most goal contributions (2011-2023)

Year Player Teams Goals + Assists
2011 Lionel Messi Barcelona, Argentina 77
2012 Lionel Messi Barcelona, Argentina 104
2013 Lionel Messi Barcelona, Argentina 76
2014 C. Ronaldo Real Madrid, Portugal 68
2015 Lionel Messi Barcelona, Argentina 88
2016 Luis Suarez Barcelona, Uruguay 81
2017 Lionel Messi Barcelona, Argentina 72
2018 Lionel Messi Barcelona, Argentina 63
2019 Lionel Messi Barcelona, Argentina 71
2020 R. Lewandowski Bayern, Poland 65
2021 R. Lewandowski Bayern, Poland 56
2022 Kylian Mbappe PSG, France 65
2023 Erling Haaland Manchester City, Norway 60

Clearly in the two charts, Lionel Messi is simply the most dominant player in the world. He has appeared a record 9 times in the list more than any player during this time period. However, Luis Suarez was the only player who sneaked into the table during the prime time of Messi and Ronaldo. Lionel Messi's 2012 season still remains a record for the most goals scored in a calendar year (91). Erling Haaland had a fantastic 2022-23 season with Manchester City as he won the European treble and scored 52 goals.

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