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Which players have been the lowest scoring highest scorers?

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“I was looking through Ajax’s history recently and noticed that during the 2010?11 season their top goalscorer, Mounir El Hamdaoui, netted a mere 13 goals on the way to securing the Eredivisie title and it got me thinking: what’s the lowest number of goals scored by the top goalscorer in a league-winning side [let’s arbitrarily restrict this to leagues where the teams have to play at least 34 domestic matches per season]?” pondered Steve Boden.

As strange as it may seem, El Hamdaoui’s feat (let’s call it a feat) was surpassed (somewhat) just last year. In the Romanian Liga I (a 36-game campaign), Steaua Bucharest comfortably secured a second successive league title in 2013-14, finishing five points ahead of nearest rivals Astra Giurgiu and scoring 71 times. Curiously, the club’s top scorer, Federico Piovaccari, contributed just 10 throughout the entire campaign.

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