André Silva is arguably enjoying the best season of his career so far, with the Portugal striker on course to score a personal best for goals with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.

The former Porto man has 14 league goals from just 17 appearances for Frankfurt, and such prolific form has raised the prospect of Silva writing his name into the club’s history books, as the all-time record for most Bundesliga goals in a season could soon emerge as a possibility.

Club legend Bernd Hölzenbein, who spent 14 years at Eintracht between 1967 and 1981, is the current record holder for most goals in a Bundesliga season. Hölzenbein hit the net 26 times during the 1976-77 season, while his total of 160 Bundesliga goals for Frankfurt is also a club record. In second place on the list is Ghanaian striker Anthony Yeboah, who struck 20 times in the 1992-93 campaign.

With 16 rounds of the season left to play, Silva needs six goals to match Yeboah’s feat and twelve to draw level with Hölzenbein. Intriguingly, should Silva play in all 16 remaining matches and continue his current goal ratio of 0.82 goals per game, he would end the season on 27 and set a new Eintracht club record.

Boa sorte André!

By Sean Gillen

@SeanGillen9

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But can he regain his starting line up position for a nossa selecção? That is the real question.

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I’m probably the most anti Andre Silva guy on this site for years now and the thing is it’s not because I thought he was bad. I just think that for the seleccao he’s sort of pointless because he’ll never take Ronaldo’s spot as the number 9....

I’m probably the most anti Andre Silva guy on this site for years now and the thing is it’s not because I thought he was bad. I just think that for the seleccao he’s sort of pointless because he’ll never take Ronaldo’s spot as the number 9. Calling him up instead of Leao or Neto makes no sense to me. Let’s face it, as long as Ronaldo wants to play he’ll always be the center forward for Portugal. Now when Ronaldo retires probably after the World Cup 2022 then Silva can play his face off, he’ll only be 26-27 which is super young anyways. In the meantime he’s just taking up a roster spot for younger wingers who can make an immediate contribution. My opinion.

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At worst his career trajectory ends with him being another Hugo Almeida.

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Andre Silva should play over Ronaldo for Portugal. I’ve watched Ronaldo a lot this year at Juventus, he is far from the player he used to be.

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Andre Silva at Frankfurt reminds me of Andre Silva in fifa 14 with fifa 16 squad updates, where he would basically be the striker who would win me every game. Great headers and clinical finishings.

Also would like an article about Abel...

Andre Silva at Frankfurt reminds me of Andre Silva in fifa 14 with fifa 16 squad updates, where he would basically be the striker who would win me every game. Great headers and clinical finishings.

Also would like an article about Abel Ferreira's campaign in South America.

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