Statistics published by the Scottish Sun, show just how well Alfredo Morelos is faring at Rangers.

With his final day goal at Kilmarnock, the Colombian became the first Rangers striker since Kris Boyd to net 30 goals in a season.

Morelos bagged eight goals against Killie alone across 2018-19. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That wasn’t the only milestone he reached, though.

It was his 100th goal in club football. In anyone’s books, for a 22-year-old, that’s an outstanding achievement.

However, when compared with the stats of some of the biggest names in world football, at that age, the real significance of the milestone becomes apparent.


El Bufalo has notched 100 times in 178 games at club level, representing Independiente Medellin, HJK Helsinki and now, Rangers.


At 22, Thierry Henry had mustered just 57 goals. Zlatan Ibrahimovic? 62.

Henry turned into a goalscoring legend for Arsenal. (Photo by GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)

They aren’t the only ones who took longer to bring up their tons than Morelos, either. You can add Alan Shearer, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney, and Cristiano Ronaldo to the list, too.

It’s very impressive stuff considering what those players have gone on to achieve.

Of course, all of those named were plying their trade in top European leagues throughout their careers. Clearly, Morelos had a relatively gentler introduction to the professional game in Colombia and then Finland.

However, you can only perform against the opposition in front of you, and the free-scoring forward has certainly done that.

He hasn’t done enough to make Colombia’s Copa America squad though, and he’s not happy.

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