Odion Ighalo, Highest Goal Scorer As Al-Hilal Wins 18th League Title


Odion Ighalo has rounded off his season with Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal as the highest goal scorer of the 2021/2022 season of the Saudi Pro League.

Ighalo scored a brace in Al-Hilal’s win against already relegated Al-Faisaly on Monday night with the fixture ending 2-1 at the King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh.

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The former Manchester United striker found the back of the net in the seventh and 64th minutes with two goals that sent the home crowd into a frenzy.

The win sealed the 18th league title win for the home side who were closely being chased by fierce rivals, Al-Ittihad

Ighalo joined Al Hilal in January 2022 after abruptly ending his stay at Al-Shabab, another Saudi Pro League side.

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Ighalo, who doubles as a Nigerian professional striker appeared in 31 matches in the Saudi league and found the back of the net 24 times.

His tally comes from his spell with Al-Shabab where he scored 12 goals and made one assist in 18 games.

With Al Hilal, the former Watford striker made 13 appearances and scored 12 goals with 3 assists.

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In the AFC Champions League, Ighalo found the back of the net twice in four appearances, while he scored once in the Club World Cup.

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