Fabulous Fifty! Paul Onuachu once again kicked himself into the Genk history books in Vienna on Thursday. The Nigerian now has 50 goals in 78 games, only Wesley Sonck reached that milestone faster.
Another new milestone for Paul Onuachu in the Racing Genk shirt. The Nigerian striker pushed his 50th goal against Rapid Wien on Thursday evening for the Limburgers.
Onuachu showed once again that he is of gold value to his club. An important goal for Genk as well, which took an important away win in the Europa League.
He scored his first goal just over two years ago, on September 13, 2019, in an away game at Charleroi. A top scorer title, a trophy, and an Ebony Boot later, Onuachu is down to 50 pieces.
Fun fact: the favorite team on Onuachu’s ‘hit list’ is Antwerp, he has already scored 8 times against the Great Old. On Wednesday he can try again on the Tawny Owl. To reach those 50 goals, Onuachu needed 78 games. Racing Genk has a glorious past when it comes to top strikers.
Well, in Genk history, only Wesley Sonck reached the 50-goal mark faster. In his period at Racing Genk, he needed exactly 70 matches to hit 50 times, Sonck would eventually clock in 80 goals for Genk in 117 matches. Kevin Vandenbergh completes the Genk top three. Vandenbergh needed 90 games to score 50 goals.
Spitz brothers Branko Strupar and Souleymane Oulare took just a little longer than Vandenbergh. Though it was close. Strupar scored his 50th in race 92, Oulare in his 93rd match for Racing Genk. Strupar does hold the club record for goals scored, between 1994 and 200 he scored 195 goals. Vossen and Samatta also scored more than 50 goals for Racing Genk in their careers. They took respectively 120 and 131 games to round the cape of 50.
This is how long it took them to score 50 goals:
- Wesley Sonck: 70 matches
- Paul Onuachu: 78 matches
- Kevin Vandenbergh: 90 matches
- Branko Strupar: 92 matches
- Souleymane Oulare: 93 matches
- Jelle Vossen: 120 matches
- Mbwana Ally Samatta: 131 matches