Wellington Paulista, the Brasileirão’s third-highest scorer in terms of points, retired from competition. The América-MG forward was let go by the team after announcing his retirement on Tuesday. Gabigol’s decision to hang up his boots made him the lone player in the top five scorers in Series A for the Brasileirão.
The Flamengo striker has the second-best average of the top five scorers in terms of points, averaging 0.44 goals per game, with 109 goals in the Brasileirão. His first team, Santos, had him score 42 goals, and his current club, Rubro-Negro, saw him score another 67 goals.
The greatest scorer of the points-run era is still Fred, who ended his career in 2022 with 158 goals and has the best average in the rankings: 0.45 goals per game.
Diego Souza, second in the top-5, started the season at Grêmio but did not play in Série A in 2023. He ended the year at Sport, competing in Série B. In the Brasileirão, the striker scored 130 goals on occasions and played 457 games, averaging 0.28 goals per game. It is worth remembering that the Pernambuco club confirmed that the striker’s contract will not be renewed, which could mean his retirement from the field, as the 38-year-old athlete himself revealed that Leão would be the last club in his career. Former midfielder Paulo Baier rounds out the top-5. Check it out below.