Mario Gómez cements his name in Beşiktaş history!

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Updated: March 15, 2016

There’s no question whether Mario Gómez has had the expected impact since joining Beşiktaş this summer from Fiorentina. Especially now as he has just cemented his name in the history of the club by becoming it’s highest scoring foreign player in a single Süper Lig season.

After scoring the all important opener earlier tonight against Trabzonspor, the German international has now scored 19 league goals this season. With 25 matches played and 9 games left in the season the German isn’t only the leading top scorer of the Turkish Süper Lig he now also has surpasses Pascal Nouma and Demba Ba in the Beşiktaş history books.

During the 2000-2001 season Beşiktaş legend Pascal Nouma managed to score 18 league goals in 24 appearances while Demba Ba managed to score the same amount of goals during the 2014-2015 season but needed 29 games to do so.

Pascal Nouma sent out a tweet after tonight’s match congratulating Mario Gómez but also giving him a heads up that his son will break his record in the future!

Now that Mario Gómez has cemented his position in the club’s history as, atleast on paper, the best foreign striker, his next target will be to do better than another Beşiktaş legend: Ilhan Mansiz, who scored 21 goals during the 2001-2002 season. After that Gómez only has Feyyaz Uçar’s 28 goal record to shatter, but that may be a bit too much to ask with 9 matches remaining.

The goalscorer standings after 25 matches in the 2015-2016 Süper Lig season

MARIO GOMEZ GARCIA
BEŞİKTAŞ A.Ş.
19
SAMUEL ETO O FILS
ANTALYASPOR A.Ş.
16
HUGO RODALLEGA MARTINEZ
AKHİSAR BELEDİYE GENÇLİK VE SPOR
15
EDIN VISCA
MEDİPOL BAŞAKŞEHİR FK
12
JOSE FERNANDO VIANA DE SANTANA
FENERBAHÇE A.Ş.
11

 

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Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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