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Jul 19, 2022

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Mitrovic set to break Championship record: Fulham striker scored more often than 5 teamsbreak the record

On Saturday, league leadersFulham play their 30thChampionship match of the season. Aleksandar Mitrovic, with his brilliant goal tally, would have a comfortable 17 rounds left to set a new scoring record in England’s second division – though just one more game could be enough for the 27-year-old Serbian.

Stats Aleksandar Mitrović A. Mitrović Centre-Forward Fulham FC Fulham FC Season 21/22–
Championship Games 44 Goals 43 Assists 7

Mitrovic already scored 30 goals in 27 Championship appearances in the current season. The benchmark in the league, which started in 2004, is 31 goals and not even a year old. On the 46th and thus last matchday of the previous season, it was set by Ivan Toney, who achieved promotion to the Premier League with Brentford. Mitrovic therefore only needs to score once more to go level with Toney and just a further goal for the sole record. Fulham face Hull City on Saturday.

Mitrovic outstanding – Most Championship goals in a single season 10 Chris Wood | Leeds | 2016/17 | 27 goals in 44 games &copyimago images

0.61 goals per game
(as of May 2022)


10 Daryl Murphy | Ipswich | 2014/15 | 27 goals in 44 games &copyimago images

0.61 goals per game


9 Rickie Lambert | Southampton | 2011/12 | 27 goals in 42 games &copyimago images

0.64 goals per game


8 Ross McCormack | Leeds | 2013/14 | 28 goals in 46 games &copyimago images

0.61 goals per game


7 Jordan Rhodes | Blackburn/Huddersfield | 2012/13 | 28 goals in 45 games &copyimago images

0.62 goals per game


6 Adam Armstrong | Blackburn | 2020/21 | 28 goals in 40 games &copyimago images

0.70 goals per game


5 Dominic Solanke | Bournemouth | 2021/22 | 29 goals in 46 games &copyimago images

0.63 goals per game


4 Teemu Pukki | Norwich | 2018/19 | 29 goals in 43 games &copyimago images

0.67 goals per game


3 Glenn Murray | Crystal Palace | 2012/13 | 30 goals in 42 games &copyimago images

0.71 goals per game


2 Ivan Toney | Brentford | 2020/21 | 31 goals in 45 games &copyimago images

0.69 goals per game


1 Aleksandar Mitrovic | 2021/22 | 43 goals in 44 games &copyimago images

0.98 goals per game


With his 30 goals so far, Mitrovic is scoring at an unprecedented rate already – no second division player from any of the other top five countries comes close to his 1.11 goals per game. Schalke’sSimon Terodde has so far recorded an average of 0.88 goals per match in the 2. Bundesliga and is second behind Fulham’s target man in that regard. In Blackburn’sBen Brereton Díaz (fourth place) and Bournemouth’sDominic Solanke (tenth place), two further Championship strikers make the top 10.

Mitrovic set to break record:10-goal lead on Brereton Díaz in scoring charts

“I think Aleksandar Mitrovic has probably scored more goals than half the teams in the Championship,” Man City head coachPep Guardiola recently said about the forward, who faced the reigning English titleholders in the FA Cup with Fulham. Currently, there are still five teams that have scored less than Mitrovic. The 27-year-old did not score in the Cottagers’ 4-1 defeat to City but continues to do so in the league. Fulham won five of their last six matches, twice scoring six goals and once even seven. Mitrovic alone has scored eight times in five Championship games since the start of the year and tops the scoring charts with a ten-goal lead on Brereton Díaz, while Fulham sit eight points ahead of third place with two matches in hand.

Best scoring rates in the 2nd divisions of the top 5 countries

Mitrovic set to break Championship record: Fulham striker scored more often than 5 teams