Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic broke Ivan Toney’s record for the most goals scored in a Championship season when he scored his 32nd and 33rd of the season in the Cottagers’ 2-1 win against Peterborough. Mitrovic passed Ivan Toney after the Brentford forward scored 31 times last year.
Only Glenn Murray in 2012/13 (30 goals) and Ivan Toney last season (31 goals) had ever reached the 30-goal mark in a Championship season before this season. Mitrovic overcame their tally with 14 games remaining. So, he has the chance to make a record that no one touches in the coming years.
Aleksander Mitrovic started his professional career after coming through the youth academy of Partizan, a Serbian Professional club. In 2012, Mitrovic signed his first professional contract with Partizan on a four-year contract. He made his official debut for the club in a Champions League qualifier against Maltese side Valletta, scoring a goal nine minutes after coming on as a substitute. By the end of his debut season, Mitrovic was Partizan’s top scorer in all competitions, with 15 goals in 36 appearances even though he was one of the team’s youngest players.
In 2013, he was sold to Anderlecht for around 5 million euros, which was Anderlecht’s record signing fee. Mitrovic ended his debut season in Belgium with 16 league goals as Anderlecht won their 33rd league title.
After two years, he was transferred to Newcastle United for 13 million pounds. But the spell with the Magpies was not so great for him. In 2016, Newcastle United were relegated.
Mitrovic scored the second goal in a 5–1 win over third-place Tottenham Hotspur but was also sent off for a shin-high challenge on Kyle Walker. He became the sixth player in Premier League history to score a goal, assist a goal and get sent off in the same match.
In 2018, Mitrovic joined Championship club Fulham on loan until the end of the season. Mitrovic was poised to join Bordeaux and former club Anderlecht in the build-up to deadline day, but both moves broke down. After discussing with their manager, the fellow Serb Slavisa Jokanovic, he decided to join Fulham.
Mitrovic finished the season with twelve goals, four behind top scorer Ryan Sessegnon, as Fulham missed out on automatic promotion on the final day, losing 3–1 to Birmingham City, their first league loss of the calendar year.
On 30 July, Mitrovic signed for Fulham permanently for an initial fee of 22 million pounds, potentially rising to 27 million pounds. He signed a five-year contract lasting to June 2023.
On 9 July 2019, he signed a new five-year contract, extending the deal until June 2024.