Marc Janko's 39 Goals All on Video

Ronaldo Assis de Moreira Analyst IIJune 8, 2009

Of all the footballers playing throughout the world, Salzburg forward Marc Janko can lay a strong claim to having the most remarkable 12 months of the lot.

Until the start of the 2008/09 season, Janko was just another striker floating around the continent who could easily be overlooked, as he played his football in the unfashionable Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga. But, like something out of a comic book, once last season began no other centre-forward could match Janko for his goal-scoring prowess. With the giant No. 21 amassing an incredible 39 goals in 33 games, he led Salzburg to the championship.

The awards where quick in following; Janko scooped the Austrian Bundesliga Player of the Year for 2008/09 as well as coming runner-up to Diego Forlan in the race for the European Golden Shoe award, despite the Austrian-based striker having scored more de facto goals in the season.

It is unclear whether Janko, a 25-year-old totem pole standing 6'5" who suddenly appears blessed with the midas touch for goalscoring, is just a one-season wonder or the real deal. But what seems more likely than ever is that Janko will receive the chance to prove himself at a higher level, with Tottenham, Blackburn, and Celtic all rumoured to be sniffing around the striker this summer.

All of Marc Janko’s 39 goals scored during the 2008/09 season can be seen here.

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