20-year-old Englishman Sancho scored the first hat-trick of his professional career last night which now makes him the second-most prolific player in Europe's top five leagues for 2019-20.
Sancho arrived on the scene in a big way last season with an output of 12 goals & 14 assists in the Bundesliga, making him one of the most coveted and valuable teenagers in world football at the time. Now 20, he's undoubtedly made the transition from wunderkind to a world-class winger.
His tally of 16 goals & 17 assists in the Bundesliga this season is clear evidence of progress, and it's no wonder why a handful of Europe's elite clubs are scrambling for his coveted signature.
📊 OPTA facts
- Jadon Sancho is the first English player to score a hat-trick in one of the other top five European leagues since Brian Stein for Caen against Cannes in Ligue 1 - exactly 31 years ago yesterday (31/05/1989).
- Jadon Sancho (17 goals, 16 assists) is the first English player to register 15+ goals & assists in a single season in the top five European leagues since Matt Le Tissier in 1994-95.
Red-hot Robert Lewandowski, just one behind Sancho on the direct goal contributions charts, will be determined to keep up his sizzling personal form and help Bayern win a record ninth straight title in Germany. And then there's Lionel Messi, whose Barcelona side returns to action on June 13 away to Mallorca. With 11 games left in the LaLiga season, Messi will be odds-on to climb to the top of this particular chart but he's got a genuine battle on his hands.
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