Panathinaikos lose 65% of last season’s goal scorers

Panathinaikos lose 65% of last season’s goal scorers

This off-season, Panathinaikos have parted ways with Marcus Berg, Paul-Jose M’Poku, Viktor Klonaridis, and Sebastian Leto. Translated into numbers, the Prasini have lost 52 out of the 80 total goals scored by the club last season.

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Panathinaikos managed to score 80 goals last season in all competitions including the Greek Superleague, the Europa League, and the Greek Cup. To break it down, the Prasini scored 51 goals in the Superleague (45 in the regular season and 6 in the playoffs), 19 in the Greek Cup, and 10 in the Europa League. Considering that Panathinaikos played 55 games, the Trifylli averaged 1.45 goals per game.

Without a doubt, Panathinaikos suffered a huge blow with Berg’s departure for Al Ain. The Swede had his best season with the Greens managing to score 31 goals in all competitions, just under 40% of the team’s total goals, while finishing as the Superleague’s leading goal scorer. Sebastian Leto, who did not renew his contract with Panathinaikos, scored 11 goals as Viktor Klonaridis (now at AEK) and Paul-Jose M’Poku (at Standard Liege) scored 6 and 4 goals, respectively. 

Panathinaikos’ four leading goal scorers netted a total of 52 goals last season, which corresponds to 65% of the team's total goals. This is a hefty amount that needs to be made up either with the club’s current players or enhancements in the summer transfer window.

From the players that will remain at Panathinaikos, the top scorer is Robin Lod (5 goals) while the centerback, Rodrigo Moledo, follows with 3 goals in all competitions. 

Panathinaikos’ top priority is signing a player that will be considered the “Anti-Berg” along with others that will enhance the club’s attack to make up for the 65% gap left behind by the four big departures this offseason. A reminder, Panathinaikos give their first Europa League game at the end of July...

by Dimitris Spiridakos
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