Topscorers standings

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to request the top scorers per stage and the entire season.

Let’s start right away.

Topscorers by season id

You can use the topscorers by season id endpoint if you want to request all the top scorers per stage* of a season. The endpoint returns the top 25 players per type: goals, cards and assists. *Please check our stages tutorial for more information

Let's say you want to request the topscorers of the English Premier League season 20/21 (season id: 17420):

Request
Response
Field Description
Request
https://soccer.sportmonks.com/api/v2.0/topscorers/season/17420?api_token={API_TOKEN}
Response
{
"data": {
"id": 17420,
"name": "2020/2021",
"league_id": 8,
"is_current_season": true,
"current_round_id": 201968,
"current_stage_id": 77448322,
"goalscorers": {
"data": [
{
"position": 1,
"season_id": 17420,
"player_id": 4313,
"team_id": 6,
"stage_id": 77448322,
"goals": 8,
"penalty_goals": 0,
"type": "goals"
},
{
"position": 2,
"season_id": 17420,
"player_id": 5141,
"team_id": 13,
"stage_id": 77448322,
"goals": 7,
"penalty_goals": 0,
"type": "goals"
},
{
"position": 3,
"season_id": 17420,
"player_id": 1175,
"team_id": 71,
"stage_id": 77448322,
"goals": 6,
"penalty_goals": 0,
"type": "goals"
},
{
"position": 4,
"season_id": 17420,
"player_id": 4125,
"team_id": 8,
"stage_id": 77448322,
"goals": 6,
"penalty_goals": 2,
"type": "goals"
},
{
"position": 5,
"season_id": 17420,
"player_id": 1182,
"team_id": 42,
"stage_id": 77448322,
"goals": 6,
"penalty_goals": 4,
"type": "goals"
},
{
"position": 6,
"season_id": 17420,
"player_id": 997,
"team_id": 6,
"stage_id": 77448322,
"goals": 5,
"penalty_goals": 1,
"type": "goals"
},
{
"position": 7,
"season_id": 17420,
"player_id": 1108,
"team_id": 51,
"stage_id": 77448322,
"goals": 5,
"penalty_goals": 2,
"type": "goals"
},
Field Description

Season Field Description

Field

Description

id

The unique id of the current stage

name

The name of the stage

league_id

The unique league id the stage belongs to

season_id

The unique id of the current season

round_id

The unique id of the current round

round_name

The name of the round

type

Indicates what kind of type this stage is

stage_id

The unique id of the current stage

stage_name

The name of the stage

Topscorers Field Description

Field

Description

position

The actual position in the rankings in the stage

player_id

The unique player id of the player in that position in the stage

team_id

The unique id of the the player plays for

stage_id

The unique id of the current stage

goals

The total number of goals the player has scored in the stage

penalty_goals

The total number of penalty goals the player has scored in the stage

type

The type of the standings. Possible values are: goals, cards or assists

In the response example, we only included the goalscorers type. If you look at the complete response you will also see the assists and card scorers.

Naturally, you can also enrich the response by using includes. However, you need to prefix the include.

Please read the responses carefully. Sometimes the standings for cards are based on points instead of the total amount of cards. A red card is worth 2 points and a yellow card 1.

Enriching your request

What is prefixing exactly? With nested includes, you add the additional information at the end of the include, i.e., lineup.player

With prefixing, it’s just the other way around. You will need to prefix every available include with the actual include you’re looking for. So, for example, if you want to have additional information about the goalscorers and team, you will need to include goalscorers.player and goalscorers.team.

A list of available includes are:

  • goalscorers.player

  • goalscorers.team

  • assistscorers.player

  • assistscorers.team

  • cardscorer.player

  • cardscorers.team

We're going to only show you additional information about the goalscorers for this tutorial:

Request
Response
Request
https://soccer.sportmonks.com/api/v2.0/topscorers/season/17420?api_token={API_TOKEN}&include=goalscorers.player,goalscorers.team
Response
{
"data": {
"id": 17420,
"name": "2020/2021",
"league_id": 8,
"is_current_season": true,
"current_round_id": 201968,
"current_stage_id": 77448322,
"goalscorers": {
"data": [
{
"position": 1,
"season_id": 17420,
"player_id": 4313,
"team_id": 6,
"stage_id": 77448322,
"goals": 8,
"penalty_goals": 0,
"type": "goals",
"player": {
"data": {
"player_id": 4313,
"team_id": 6,
"country_id": 712,
"position_id": 4,
"common_name": "H. Son",
"display_name": "Heung-Min Son",
"fullname": "Heung-Min Son",
"firstname": "Heung-Min",
"lastname": "Son",
"nationality": "Korea Republic",
"birthdate": "08/07/1992",
"birthcountry": "Korea Republic",
"birthplace": "Chuncheon",
"height": "183 cm",
"weight": "78 kg",
"image_path": "https://cdn.sportmonks.com/images/soccer/players/25/4313.png"
}
},
"team": {
"data": {
"id": 6,
"legacy_id": 148,
"name": "Tottenham Hotspur",
"short_code": "TOT",
"twitter": "@SpursOfficial",
"country_id": 462,
"national_team": false,
"founded": 1882,
"logo_path": "https://cdn.sportmonks.com/images//soccer/teams/6/6.png",
"venue_id": 281313,
"current_season_id": 17420
}
}
},
{
"position": 2,
"season_id": 17420,
"player_id": 5141,
"team_id": 13,
"stage_id": 77448322,
"goals": 7,
"penalty_goals": 0,
"type": "goals",
"player": {
"data": {
"player_id": 5141,
"team_id": 13,
"country_id": 462,
"position_id": 4,
"common_name": "D. Calvert-Lewin",
"display_name": "Dominic Calvert-Lewin",
"fullname": "Dominic Calvert-Lewin",
"firstname": "Dominic",
"lastname": "Calvert-Lewin",
"nationality": "England",
"birthdate": "16/03/1997",
"birthcountry": "England",
"birthplace": "Sheffield",
"height": "176 cm",
"weight": "71 kg",
"image_path": "https://cdn.sportmonks.com/images/soccer/players/21/5141.png"
}
},
"team": {
"data": {
"id": 13,
"legacy_id": 165,
"name": "Everton",
"short_code": "EVE",
"twitter": "@Everton",
"country_id": 462,
"national_team": false,
"founded": 1878,
"logo_path": "https://cdn.sportmonks.com/images//soccer/teams/13/13.png",
"venue_id": 12,
"current_season_id": 17420
}
}
},

As you can see, you now have more information about both the player himself and his team.

Aggregated Topscorers

As mentioned before, the previous request will give you all the top scorers of goals, cards and assist per stage. But what if you want the total amount of a season? We have the aggregated topscorers endpoint for this.

This endpoint is often used for cups like the UEFA Champions and Europa League. The preliminary stages for these cups are not included in the response as we follow the official UEFA guidelines.

https://soccer.sportmonks.com/api/v2.0/topscorers/season/{ID}/aggregated?api_token={API_TOKEN}

The response is the same as the previous one. The only difference is that it will give you a list of the entire season or the cup’s top scorers. You can also enrich the data response you get by using includes.

Enriching your request again

You will need to prefix every available include with the actual include you’re looking for. For example, if you want to have additional information about the goalscorers and team, you will need to include aggregatedGoalscorers.player and aggregatedGoalscorers.team.

A list of available includes are:

  • aggregatedGoalscorers.player

  • aggregatedGoalscorers.team

  • aggregatedAssistscorers.player

  • aggregatedAssistscorers.team

  • aggregatedCardscorers.player

  • aggregatedCardscorers.team

https://soccer.sportmonks.com/api/v2.0/topscorers/season/{ID}?api_token={API_TOKEN}&include=aggregatedGoalscorers.player,aggregatedGoalscorers.team