The table shows the last player to lead their home league in scoring.
|Michael Preetz||Hertha Berlin||Germany|| |
|Kevin Phillips||Sunderland||England|| |
|Diego Tristan||Deportivo La Coruna||Spain|| |
|Djibril Cisse||Auxerre||France|| |
|Naohiro Takahara||Jubilo Iwata||Japan|| |
|Simão Sabrosa||Benfica||Portugal|| |
|Markus Rosenberg||Hamstads BK||Sweden|| |
|Taylor Twellman||New England Revolution||USA|| |
|Steffen Hojer||Viborg FF||Denmark|| |
|Dirk Kuyt||Feyenoord||Netherlands|| |
Serie A has had an Italian born top scorer since 2003-04, when Andriy Schevchenko led the league. David Trezeguet, Adrian Mutu, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are all close to the top this season though.
German Born Mario Gomez is three goals back of Luca Toni in the Bundesliga, it looks like another year may go by without a German born top scorer.
Jermaine Defoe has 12 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo has 28. I don't think he's going to catch up.
It looks like Lyon's Karim Benzema may end the six year French scoring title drought in Ligue 1, he leads the league with 17 goals currently, two more than trailing Mamadou Niang from Senegal.
Which American born player can take the MLS scoring crown this year?