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Messi and three Dutchman take scoring titles
by Mike Woitalla, May 14th, 2012 2:04AM
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TAGS:  england, spain


[EUROPE GOLEADORES] Lionel Messi, who won the Spanish La Liga scoring title with a record 50 goals, is one of several high-scoring Argentines in 2011-12 European league play. ... Dutchmen won scoring titles in Germany, England and the Netherlands. Cristiano Ronaldo finished second in Spain while hitting a milestone of his own. ... For leading scorer updates from Europe's major leagues ...

Spain La Liga
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 50
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 46
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 24
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 22

Messi's 50 goals to win the Pichichi broke the record of Ronaldo's 41 strikes last season. ... Ronaldo also broke his own record this season with his 46 goals.  ... Ronaldo's goal in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Mallorca in the last game of the season made him the first player in La Liga history to score against each of the league's 19 teams in one season.

English Premier League
Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 30

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England) 27
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina) 23
Clint Dempsey (Fulham/USA) 17

Dutchman Van Persie's 30 goals were the most scored in an EPL season since Cristiano Ronaldo struck 31 times for Manchester United in 2003-04.

German Bundesliga
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 29
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 26
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/Poland) 22
Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen/Peru) 18
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 18
Marco Reus (Borussia M'Gladbach/Germany) 18.

Dutchman Huntelaar's 29 goals were the most in a Bundesliga season since Karl-Heinz Rummenigge struck 29 times in 1981.

Italian Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan/Sweden) 28
Diego Milito (Inter Milan/Argentina) 24
Edinson Cavani (Napoli/Uruguay) 23
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese/Italy) 23

Dutch Eredivisie
Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 32
Luuk de Jong (Twente/Netherlands) 25
Sanharib Malki (RODA JC/Syria) 23
Dries Mertens (PSV/Belgium) 20

France Ligue 1
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier/France) 21
Nene (Paris SG/Brazil) 18
Eden Hazard (Lille/Belgium) 17
Lisandro Lopez (Lyon/Argentina) 15

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