22 December 2019 - 25 Kislev 5780 - כ"ה כסלו ה' אלפים תש"פ
Eran Zahavi sets single season scoring record for Chinese soccer E-mail

Israeli soccer player Eran Zahavi set a record last month for scoring the most goals in a single season in the Chinese soccer league.

In November, Zahavi, who plays as a striker and midfielder, scored his 29th goal of the season for Guangzhou R&F in a game against Beijing Renhe.

He will receive a US$1 million bonus for the feat, according to Walla news site, after his team ended up winning the Chinese Super League game 4-1.

Zahavi, having broken a record previously held by Brazilian-born Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso, adds to his aggregate score of 301 goals in his professional career, being a mere 38 goals behind Alon MizrahiIsrael’s all-time leading scorer.

This benchmark comes on the heels of his being named the most valuable player of the Chinese league, after finishing the 2017 season as its top goal scorer. He scored 27 goals that season, and Zahavi now has a US$7 million contract with the club until 2020.

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