Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: Cameroon striker has best minutes-per-goal ratio in Europe

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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joined Bayern Munich in October 2020 from Paris St-Germain

The usual suspects would be named if you asked which of the top five European leagues had the highest minutes-per-goal ratio this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals in Manchester United's last five outings. Lionel Messi, however, has only scored one goal since his move from Paris St-Germain.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 13 goals for Bayern Munich already. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema or Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland?

It's actually none of them, but Lewandowski's Bayern teammate Eric Maxim Choupoo-Moting.

Cameroon's international from Cameroon came off the bench and scored his seventh goal in the German club’s 5-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv, in the Champions League.

The 32-year old's strikes in the Bundesliga and German Cup were achieved in just 187 minutes.

Choupo-Moting is Lewandowski's backup, but despite this, it has the highest strike rate among all players who made at least five appearances in 2020-21.

Top five European Leagues - minutes per Goal (All Competitions) Player Apps Minis Goals Eric Maxim Choupoo-Moting (Bayern Munich), 8 187 7 27, Roberto Firmino, Liverpool) 5 126 342 Andrea Petagna, Napoli 7 51 1 51 Robert Lewandowski(Bayern Munich), 9 744 13 57 Yoane WIssa (Brentford), 5 229 4 57 Stats provided by Opta

Choupo-Moting scores or creates a goal for every 18.7 seconds when you add in his three assists.

Choupo-Moting was a long-time player in Germany, with Mainz, Hamburg and Schalke. He then joined the European elite after a year in Premier League with Stoke City.

He left to join PSG in 2018, where he won two Ligue 1 titles, and a Champions League runner up medal. Before joining Bayern last October, he also joined PSG.

Since his move to Bavaria in 2005, the accolades have not ceased to flow with the Fifa World Club Cup title as well as a Bundesliga victory.

Although his streak of scoring may end, it is still a remarkable improvement on the five Stoke goals in 30 league games in 2017-18.

Choupo-Moting was named in the Cameroon squad to play in their two matches against Mozambique at the current stage in African qualifying for 2022 World Cup.

The Indomitable Lions, second in Group D, behind leaders Ivory Coast and the Indomitable Lions will face Mozambique on October 8th and 11th.

The winners of the 10 groups advance to the play-offs next year to determine Africa's five representatives to Qatar.


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