With the Premier League winding down after what could be considered a fairly uncompetitive title race, it’s interesting to point to some facts and figures from the season thus far. As of the time of collecting this data (02/05/2018), a total of 927 goals have been scored. Of these 927 goals there have been 245 unique goal scorers. However, how is this broken down in terms of nationality? Table 1 charts this.
As is to be expected, English players contribute the largest share of goals to the Premier League (28.8% or 267). Of these 267 goals, 23 have come from 23 players scoring a single goal. Although Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is the current Premier League to scorer, Egypt, have only contributed 3.8% of total Premier League goals. From an Irish point of you, it has been a disappointing season so far. Ireland’s share of total goals stands at 1.2% with 5 players only scoring a single goal and 3 players scoring two. Although Table 1 provides an interesting examination of a country’s share of goals in the Premier League, it would be interesting to analyse these trends on a longitudinal basis. A future blog will look at this.