Top 10 most important strikers in The Championship

With almost three quarters of the season behind us, it’s time to look at some of the most remarkable statistics in The Championship, England’s second tier football league.

Hull City is leading the way, being trailed shortly by Burnley, Middlesbrough and Brighton, while also Derby and Sheffield Wednesday are not done contending for promotion to the Premier League.

At the bottom, three clubs are in serious trouble, as Charlton, Bolton and Rotherham have to make up a lot of ground to avoid being relegated to the League One.

But who has been the league’s most important striker so far? Is it top scorer Andre Gray, who has hit the net 18 times for Brentford and Burnley, or yet someone else?

We searched for the answer at Transfermarkt and found out that Gray is not the number one…

In fact, Bristol City forward Jonathan Kodjia leads the way with a goal ratio of 37.9 per cent, meaning his 11 goals have been the most important to his team, relatively speaking.

Blackburn’s Jordan Rhodes comes in second, scoring 35.7 per cent of all his team’s goals so far. He keeps Hull City’s Abel Hernandez behind him, as the Argentine has scored exactly a third of the current leaders’ goal tally.

Reading’s Nick Blackman is ranked in fourth place, just in front of Gray and Fulham’s Ross McCormack, who both have scored 31.4 per cent of their team’s goals.

Huddersfield Town’s Nahki Wells, Brentford’s Allan Judge, Leeds United’s Chris Wood, and Nottingham Forrest’s Nelson Oliveira complete the top ten.

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