Alireza Jahanbakhsh is Netherlands Top Goalscorer
Alireza Jahanbakhsh is Netherlands Top Goalscorer
Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Alireza Jahanbakhsh is Netherlands Top Goalscorer

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Alireza Jahanbakhsh is Netherlands Top Goalscorer

Iran professional football player Alireza Jahanbakhsh was named the top scorer of Eredivisie, the highest echelon of professional football in the Netherlands, at the end of the games on Sunday.
Jahanbakhsh, who plays for AZ Alkmaar, is the first Asian player to attain the title of top scorer in a major European league, IRNA reported.
Iranian legionnaire had scored 18 goals before the last fixture of Alkmaar against PEC Zwolle and his hat-trick in the last game rocketed him to 21 goals record atop all other players in the league.
“I’m very delighted to be top goal scorer of the Eredivisie this season,” Jahanbakhsh expressed his feelings on his Instagram account. “I wanna thank everyone, and in particular the fans, for the great support and for voting for me to achieve this award. Words can’t describe this feeling.”
Starting Sunday’s final round of the 2017/18 campaign on 18 goals, one more than PSV Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano and Bjorn Maars Johnsen of ADO Den Haag, it took Jahanbakhsh just 13 minutes to break the deadlock against Zwolle.
The 24-year-old doubled his and his side’s tally seven minutes after the restart and, following further goals by Fredrik Midtsjo and Wout Weghorst (2), completed his hat-trick in the 88th minute to seal a 6-0 win for his side.


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