Teams: Sporting CP, Portugal, US National Team
I did some checking on the numbers and I was shocked in what I found out. While Jardel scoring 42 goals in 31 league games is extremely impressive in this day and age, it still is not quite a spectacular as Yazalde's 46 goal season. Yazalde scored all 46 goals in only 29 games!! However, the most impressive number has to be that in 1946/47,while playing for Sporting, Fernando Peyroteo scored 43 goals... in 19 games !!!!!!!! That's 2.26 goals per game!!!
Of course, you have to put some historical perspective on these numbers. Defense was an after thought back in those days, the extra games (i.e. UEFA Cup, friendlies, WC qualifers) tend to wear the players down. Also, the league is much more balanced and competitive than it was in 1974, let alone 1947. That 1947 team was head and shoulders above everyone else in Portugal. Had there been a Champion's League back then, we probably would have won a 1 or 2 titles.
Viva Sporting - 2001/2002 League Champions!!!
2002/03 Xtratime Fantasy Football Champion - Viva Sagres & Bifanas!!!