Sheffield United: The statistic that shows Billy Sharp is deadlier than Europe's top strikers, including Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe

Billy Sharp has led the way so far in Sheffield United's push for the Premier League - and his 22 goals have also put him in some established company amongst European strikers.

Monday, 11th February 2019, 11:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 01:23 am

So, how does Sharp compare with the three top scorers in Europe's top five leagues - the Premier League, La Liga, Seria A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga - in terms of his conversion rate, shots to goals? We crunched the numbers, using BBC Sport data, and here are the results. Figures correct as of 12pm, February 11.

Billy Sharp
Aubameyang has taken 50 shots for his 15 goals this term, a striker percentage of 30 per cent
The Bayern Munich forward has netted 13 times from 58 attempts, giving him a strike percentage of 22 per cent

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The Barcelona man has netted 15 times from 62 attempts, giving him a percentage of 24 per cent
Salah has led Liverpool's title charge with 17 goals from 66 attempts - a strike rate of 26 per cent
16 goals from 62 shots for the Sampdoria forward, a percentage of 26 per cent
21 goals for the Barcelona superstar this season, from 84 attempts - a 25 per cent conversion rate
Seventeen goals from 64 shots for the City star, a percentage of 27 per cent
The Lille forward has netted 16 times from 60 efforts this term, a conversion rate of 27 per cent
Probably the world's most famous footballer has netted 18 times for Juventus this season, from 110 shots - 16 per cent.
The on-loan Benfica man has taken just 44 shots for his 14 goals this season, a rate of 32 per cent
The Uruguayan has scored 12 goals from 39 shots for Girona - a record of 31 per cent
The on-loan England man has scored 20 goals from 65 shots for Aston Villa - a rate of 31 per cent
A 30 per cent strike percentage for the Dortmund man, with 13 goals from 44 shots
16 goals from 50 attempts for the Columbian, a conversion rate of 32 per cent
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Norwich star Pukki has scored 20 times for the Canaries this season, from 55 shots - a conversion rate of 36 per cent
The World Cup winner has netted 18 goals from 51 shots this season, at a rate of 35 per cent
Sharp's 22 goals so far have come from just 51 shots, giving him a conversion rate of 43 per cent