The 2016/2017 season of the German Bundesliga came to a close today, and also resulted in a notable feat for African football as one of the continent’s best and highly rated Center Forwards in recent times, and unarguably the continent’s best striker at the moment, Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put smiles on the faces of African football enthusiasts as he emerged with the top scorer award from this season of the German Bundesliga.
The 27-year-old Gabonese striker scored twice in Borussia Dortmund’s final game of the season as they beat Werder Bremen by 4 goals to 3 to ensure his side automatically qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League ahead of Hoffenheim whilst beating Bayern Munich’s Polish Forward, Robert Lewandowski to the top scorer award on the final day of the season.
Aubameyang has been one of Africa’s shining light in European football this season, putting up consistent performances all through the course of the season and his effort has paid off. He scored 31 goals in 32 appearances this season in the Bundesliga in 31 starts and 1 substitute appearance, contributing 43% of the overall goals his side scored for the season according to Whoscored.
He has an impressive goal per game ratio of 0.96, just a meager 4 points short of an impressive ratio of 1 goal per game in the overall 33 appearances he made for Dortmund this season. It remains to be seen if the Forward will be at the Signal Iduna Park next season amid speculations of interests from major European heavyweights.