Romelu Lukaku: The ridiculous statistics

Date published: Sunday 13th March 2016 1:43

Romelu Lukaku Everton

Romelu Lukaku has now scored 25 goals in 36 games in all competitions for Everton this season and has scored 130 senior career goals, two months before he turns 23. Since moving to England, Lukaku has scored 78 goals. He has only started 136 matches. The Belgian is Everton’s highest goalscorer in a league season since Gary Lineker in 1985/86, and we’re only in March. Finally, Lukaku is the first Everton player under the age of 23 to score 25 goals in a season since Joe Royle in 1968/69.

So, how does that compare with other strikers? Well, is the easy answer. For the longer answer, read on:

 

Lukaku club goals before age of 23 vs selected others

Ronaldo – 194
Raul – 145
Lionel Messi – 127
Sergio Aguero – 124
*Romelu Lukaku (with two months remaining) – 119*
Michael Owen – 111
Cristiano Ronaldo – 97
Fernando Torres – 87
Wayne Rooney – 94
Luis Suarez – 77
David Villa – 70
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 69
Alan Shearer – 65
Thierry Henry – 57

 

Lukaku goal record vs European strikers since 2012/13

Cristiano Ronaldo ( 31) – 207 (192 games)
Lionel Messi (28) – 195 (189)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (34) – 137 (173)
Robert Lewandowski (27) – 133 (183)
Luis Suarez (29) – 128 (165)
Neymar (24) (since August 2012) – 104 (163)
Sergio Aguero (27) – 96 (143)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (26) – 95 (176)
Karim Benzema (28) – 91 (173)
Gareth Bale (26) – 79 (155)
Romelu Lukaku (22) – 78 (155)
Olivier Giroud (29) – 78 (176)
Carlos Tevez (32) – 76 (159)
Wayne Rooney (30) – 63 (146)

It’s worth pointing out that in those four seasons (including 2015/16) Lukaku has been playing for clubs that finished in league positions of 8th, 5th, 11th and 12th.

 

Lukaku goal record vs Premier League strikers since 2012/13 (games in brackets)

Sergio Aguero – 71 (107)
Romelu Lukaku – 60 (130)
Luis Suarez – 54 (66)
Olivier Giroud – 53 (126)
Christian Benteke – 49 (113)
Wayne Rooney – 48 (111)
Robin van Persie – 48 (86)
Yaya Toure – 42 (121)
Harry Kane – 41 (74)
Daniel Sturridge – 38 (61)
Wilfried Bony – 31 (81)
Diego Costa – 31 (50)
Theo Walcott – 28 (81)

 

Lukaku vs other strikers under the age of 23 (via Opta)

 

Lukaku vs Premier League strikers 2015/16

Shot accuracy:
1. Harry Kane (22)- 62.5%
2. Sergio Aguero (27) – 57.6%
3. Odion Ighalo (26) – 57.5%
4. Jamie Vardy (29) – 57.0%
5. Olivier Giroud (29 – 53.0%
6. Romelu Lukaku (22) – 52.8%
7. Diego Costa (29) – 47.9%
8. Wayne Rooney (30) – 45.5%

 

Minutes per shot on target:
1. Sergio Aguero – 44.6
2. Harry Kane – 46.5
3. Olivier Giroud – 54.9
4. Jamie Vardy – 56.5
5. Odion Ighalo – 59.0
6. Romelu Lukaku – 63.8
7. Diego Costa – 87.8
8. Wayne Rooney – 95.3

 

Minutes per chance created:
1. Romelu Lukaku – 51.57
2. Wayne Rooney – 56.03
3. Jamie Vardy – 67.0
4. Odion Ighalo – 72.8
5. Harry Kane – 75.3
6. Olivier Giroud – 76.8
7. Diego Costa – 84.13
8. Sergio Aguero – 169.6

 

Goals plus assists:
1. Romelu Lukaku – 24
2. Jamie Vardy – 23
3.= Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero – 18
5. Odion Ighalo – 17
6.= Olivier Giroud, Diego Costa – 16
8. Wayne Rooney – 11

 

Percentage of team goals scored or assisted:
1. Odion Ighalo – 58.7%
2. Romelu Lukaku – 47.1%
3. Jamie Vardy – 44.2%
4. Diego Costa – 37.2%
5. Harry Kane – 35.3%
6. Olivier Giroud – 34.8%
7. Sergio Aguero – 34.6%
8. Wayne Rooney – 30.0%

 

Daniel Storey

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