Ben Yedder celebrates a goal for Sevilla FC
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BEN YEDDER IS CLOSING DOWN ON ARZA'S 35 GOAL RECORD

He has already scored 28 goals this season with ten matches to go

Wissam Ben Yedder's fantastic season keeps on getting better and better. The French striker, now in his third season since arriving in the summer of 2016 under Jorge Sampaoli, has already secured a spot in Sevilla FC's top 10 highest scorers in their history, ahead of greats such as Scotta, Diéguez and Kevin Gameiro. 

With ten matches still to play in La Liga, the diminutive forward has scored 28 goals this season - sixteen in the league, two in the Copa del Rey and ten in the Europa League. With these numbers, Ben Yedder is closing in on a record in place since 1955 when the legendary Juan Arza notched 35 between the league and cup, his 29 in the league winning him the Pichichi. Ben Yedder would create another page of history in Sevilla FC if he were to score eight goals in the remaining ten matches to be played. 

Below Arza's 35, Polster and Luis Fabiano managed 33, Kanouté 32 and Negredo 31 in a single season for Sevilla FC

Meanwhile, Sevilla's number nine has other goals in his sights. Anton Polster's Silver Boot in 1990 will always be remembered, his 33 goals not enough for the Golden Boot. The league was the only competition the Austrian scored in. Luis Fabiano also managed 33 goals in one season, this time divided between three competitions in 07/08, three more than Campanal I's 30 in 33/34, two more than Negredo's 31 in 12/13 and one more than Kanouté's in 06/07.

Below the thirty-goal mark are Gameiro with 29 in 15/16, Bacca with 28 in 14/15, Álvaro Negredo once more with 26 in 10/11, Julio Baptista with 25 in his two seasons at the club - 03/04 and 04/05 - Kanouté with 25 in 07/08 and 23 in 08/09, Ben Yedder with 22 last season, and Luis Fabiano, Gameiro and Bacca all managed 21 in a season.

 

 

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