Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Salah has undoubtedly been the signing of the season in the Premier League. The Egyptian has been terrific for the Merseyside club, scoring 17 goals and recording 5 assists so far in this season. His record of 9 goals in 12 matches surpassed Robbie Fowler’s 8 goals in the same amount of games. He was also on par with Sturridge’s record for most Premier League goals after the first 13 appearances. Having already named the BBC African player of the year, Salah is expected to break more records in 2018.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
The Gabonese attacker has been phenomenal for the German side in the Bundesliga, and it is indeed a shame that AC Milan weren’t able to get this form out of him now. He recently set a new record by scoring 97 goals in the German league, beating Tony Yeboah’s record of 96 goals. He was unlucky not to win African Player of the Year but was able to finish in the top three rankings for the award. He certainly has a big year ahead of him irrespective of which club he plays.
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
The Argentine has nothing short of a blessing to the Manchester club. Aguero’s goal-scoring abilities have been of immense help to City and their success over the last six to seven years. Aguero went on to break the record of Eric Brook of 177 goals when he scored his 178th goal for Manchester City when he scored against Napoli in the Champions League. It is unsure if we’ll see him under Pep Guardiola next season, but he will surely remain City’s highest goal scorer for years to come.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Although Madrid have been struggling lately, Cristiano Ronaldo has had a fantastic year. Having lead Madrid to a successive Champions League title, he went on to win the UEFA Player of the Year award, FIFA’s the Best Award and his fifth Ballon d’Or award. He also broke his own record of 16 goals in a calendar year in the Champions League as he scored 17 goals, also creating the record of becoming the only player to score in all group matches in the Champions League.
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Kane has been outstanding this year and had certainly put all his critics behind him. He recently broke Alan Shearer’s record of 36 goals in a calendar year. He has now set a record of 39 goals which will not at all be easy to surpass. Kane’s instincts in the box have been incredible which has certainly put him in the bracket to be called one of the best strikers currently in the world. He might definitely move away from Spurs after the end of the season, and if he continues with the same form, he might even be able to win the Ballon d’Or soon.