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‘Kelechi Iheanacho’
Better minute-to-goal ratio than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez… the Manchester City forward is Europe’s deadliest player
…how so?
The 19-year-old’s 11 goals have come at an average of every 81.27 minutes compared  to Luis Suarez is 83.77, Cristiano Ronaldo 84.21

Who is the hottest young striker in Manchester. Marcus Rashford of United or City’s Kelechi Iheanacho?
Depends on who you ask. Rashford has been influential in bringing United out of their slide their season with his goalscoring exploits, seven goals in 14 appearances since making his debut in February. In Iheanacho, Manchester City can probably boast of a more devastating young finisher

stream_imgKelechi Iheanacho is the deadliest finisher in all of Europe’s top five leagues in terms of minute-to-goal ratio
nacho3_2819507alIheanacho scored twice for Manchester City as they swept aside Stoke 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday
manchester-city-v-stokeIheanacho scoring the first of his two goals against Stoke
Kelechi Iheanacho in action against Brazil at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Heroics at Crystal Palace. One minute played, one goal scored.
Kelechi Iheanaco  One Minute – One Goal – The Nigeria youngster came on in the 89th minute in place of Wilfried Bony as Manchester City looked destined to finish goalless against Crystal Palace. But Manuel Pellegrini’s charge knew what was at stake and was in the right place at the right time to poke home a rebound and ensure the Citizens maintained their 100% record to the start of the season.
3829His 11 goals have come at an average of every 81.27 minutes – better than anyone in Europe’s top five leagues

The 19-year-old is quietly blossoming into a clinical finisher at City, and this was highlighted by his two goals in their 4-0 Premier League win over Stoke on Saturday.
That double took his overall tally to 11 in the season and a stat that sees him crowned as Europe’s deadliest marksman.
Iheanacho can lay claim to being the most prolific goalscorer in Europe’s top five league based on minutes played.
His minute-to-goal ratio stands at 81.27 – a figure that surpasses illustrious forwards such Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Based on players having scored 10 goals or more this term in all competitions, Iheanacho’s nearest challenger is Barcelona forward Luis Suarez. The 29-year-old has scored 53 times at a minute-to-goal ratio of 83.77.
Real Madrid duo Ronaldo (47 goals) and Karim Benzema (27) sit third and fourth respectively in this list at 84.21 and 85.93 respectively.

Player Club Mins/Goal Goals
Kelechi Iheanacho Manchester City 81.27 11
Luis Suarez Barcelona 83.77 53
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 84.21 47
Karim Benzema Real Madrid 85.93 27
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paris Saint-Germain 88.45 42
Imanol Agirretxe Real Sociedad 90.31 13
Gonzalo Higuain Napoli 94.59 32
Lionel Messi Barcelona 95.95 40
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund 98.27 37
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 98.89 38
Gareth Bale Real Madrid 106.39 18
Thomas Muller Bayern Munich 110.06 31
Sergio Aguero Manchester City 112.89 28
Claudio Pizarro Werder Bremen 115.47 15
Javier Hernandez Bayer Leverkusen 116.27 26
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool 121.73 11
Cedric Bakambu Villarreal 123.86 22
Kevin Gameiro Sevilla 127.2 25
Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao 127.94 33
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 135.66 29

Paris Saint-Germain talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic rounds out the top five with his 42 goals coming every 88.45 minutes.
Messi is 8th in this list with his 40 goals for Barcelona coming every 95.95 minutes.
Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski (38 goals) is 10th at 98.89 with Gareth Bale (18) next at a ratio of a strike every 106.39 minutes.
Aside from Iheanacho, only City team-mate Sergio Aguero and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge are from the Premier League inside the top 20.
Aguero’s minute-to-goal ratio of 112.89 places him 13th while Sturridge finds him 16th with 121.73.

City’s prolific first choice strike Sergio Aguero has a minute-to-goal ratio of 112.89 so far this campaign
26706a0100000578-0-image-a-48_1439825078326Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG rouds up the top five goal scorers at 88.45 in 42 games

Real Madrid visit the Etihad for the first leg of City’s first Champions League semi-final, offering Iheanacho the chance to challenge himself against the likes of Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale.
‘I think I should dream about that because it’s a great team to dream about,’ he said. ‘It would be a dream come true to play against them.
‘Ronaldo and Messi are the greatest players on the planet so I think playing against them is a big thing to anyone. It would be a big thing to me if I play against him on Tuesday.’
‘(If I was picked) I would feel very great, I would feel very happy. I would grab the opportunity and really work hard.’
If the young Nigerian does feature on Tuesday then Real’s defence have been warned.

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