Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho has emerged the top scorer in the English FA Cup in the past two years. The statisticians at OPTA have reminded us that since Iheanacho made his FA Cup debut in January 2016, he has scored more goals in the competition than any other player in this period.
In the 2015-2016, Iheanacho was the second highest goalscorer in the competition with 4 goals from 3 matches, behind Czech Republic international Matěj Vydra who scored 6 goals.
The following season, the Nigeria international managed only one goal which came in Manchester City’s 5-1 rout of Huddersfield Town, and he has notched 4 goals this term to take his tally in the FA Cup to nine goals.
The Golden Ball winner at the 2013 Fifa U17 World cup has scored against five different teams : Fleetwood Town, Peterborough, Huddersfield Town, Norwich and Aston Villa.
Europe’s top scorer for 2017, Tottenham Hotspur goal machine Harry Kane, has netted 8 goals in nine FA Cup appearances; one goal less than Iheanacho from the same number of games.