The Israeli soccer star has finished a highly successful season playing for Guangzhou, and was crowned the season’s leading scorer of the league with a total of 27 goals scored.

Eran Zahavi

Eran Zahavi Photo credit: Channel 2 News

Israeli soccer player Eran Zahavi was crowned the leading scorer of the season in the Chinese Super League on Saturday, with a total of 27 goals scored throughout the season.

Zahavi was just one goal away from tying the all-time scoring record of the league. His 27th goal was scored during Guangzhou’s match against Chongqing Lifan.

Since joining the Chinese Super League in 2016, Zahavi has become a leading player with an unprecedented number of goals scored within such a short period of time.

He recently signed a $7 million-per-season contract which keeps him in Guangzhou until 2020, though it is possible he will be bought by another team during the off-season.