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Most Championship goals 2021/22: Golden Boot standings for this season

By Harry Edwards

Published: 15:00, 7 May 2022

After 46 gameweeks filled with action, drama, excitement and tears, the 2021/22 Championship season is finally over.

Fulham and Bournemouth have already secured their promotion to the Premier League, and it’s no surprise that their players lead the way for the Championship’s top goalscorer – though there is a big gap between the top two. Aleksandar Mitrovic has once again absolutely dominated the Championship, scoring 43 goals in 3,835 minutes, breaking the record for most goals scored in a single second-tier season since English football was restructured in 1992/93.

The Serbian finished 14 goals clear of Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke, whose 29 strikers were vital in getting the Cherries back to the Premier League. Both players will be hoping to have similar impacts in the top flight, pushing away their previous struggles.

But not all good goalscorers are with the good teams. Jointed third on 22 goals are Jöel Piroe of 15th-placed Swansea City and Bristol City’s Andreas Weimann – the Robins are even lower, in 17th. Ben Brereton Diaz completes the top five with 22 goals, the only other player to hit 20+, and Blackburn will be cursing his injury in the early stages of 2022 that seriously hampered their play-off ambitions.

Fulham also have a player top of the assist charts, with Harry Wilson setting up 19 goals. So, how did the charts finish?

Championship top goalscorers: 2021/22 season

Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 15:00, 07/05/22.

Position Player Goals xG Minutes Played
1st Aleksandar Mitrovic 43 35.62 3,835
2nd Dominic Solanke 29 32.19 4,093
3rd Ben Brereton Diaz 22 20.15 3,068
4th Joël Piroe 22 12.82 3,491
5th Andreas Weimann 22 15.22 4,116
6th Karlan Grant 18 20.3 3,397
7th Viktor Gyökeres 17 19.12 3,598
8th Emil Riis Jakobsen 16 13.5 3,101
9th Elijah Adebayo 16 16.66 3,375
10th Brennan Johnson 16 13.54 3,905

Championship top playmakers: 2021/22 season

Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 15:00, 07/05/22.

Position Player Assists xA Minutes Played
1st Harry Wilson 19 10.42 3,486
2nd John Swift 13 8.11 3,285
3rd Antoine Semenyo 12 4.07 2,131
4th Jed Wallace 12 8.37 3,072
5th Chris Willock 11 7.39 2,769
6th Sorba Thomas 11 8.18 3,643
7th Ryan Giles 10 8.2 2,464
8th Joe Rothwell 10 5.62 3,166
9th Philip Billing 10 5.79 3,310
10th Brennan Johnson 10 6.57 3,905



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