Since its inaugural 2004/05 season, the English Football League (EFL) has seen a glut of goals. Some of the goals scored during this tenure will not be forgotten any time soon, as are the records as well. In this post, we look at some of the best goal-scoring records in a single EFL season since its rebirth.
1. Glen Murray – 30 Goals
Perhaps the most prolific single-season scorer in the EFL since its name change. Glen Murray shocked English football fans in the 2012/2013 season when he bagged 30 goals in a single EFL season. His goals were vital in ensuring the promotion of Crystal Palace to the English Premier League that season.
2. Teemu Pukki – 29 Goals
Teemu Pukki happens to be one of the most underrated players in English football. After failed stints with several teams across Europe, the player shushed all his critics in the 2018/19 season. Playing for Norwich, Teemu bagged an impressive 29 goals that season as Norwich cruised to promotion. Teemu Pukki, a beneficiary of Daniel Farke’s high pressing game, impressed his coach, teammates, and fans that season. While he failed to follow that impressive show this season, he continues to be vital to the team.
3. Ross McCormack -28 Goals
Ross must have had the worst season to remember despite him scoring this many goals in the 2013/14 season. That particular season his team, Leeds FC, finished 15th in the EFL missing out on promotion by a huge margin. Ross, however, ensured that English football would continue singing his name because of his scoring record.
4. Jordan Rhodes – 28 Goals
Tying with Ross, Jordan Rhodes also scored an impressive 28 goals in the EFL in the 2012/13 season. Playing for Huddersfield, Rhodes’ team would, however, miss promotion despite having the Golden Boot runner’s up in their team.