Ivan Toney is the first Brentford player since 1938 to achieve this milestone

Brentford defeated Nottingham forest on Saturday in the English Premier League.

Ivan Toney has made history by becoming the first Brentford player since 1938 to score 20 top-flight goals in a single season. The striker’s achievement is particularly remarkable given that Brentford have only recently been promoted to the Premier League, and Toney himself is playing his first season in the top flight.

Toney joined Brentford from Peterborough United in the summer of 2020, and he has made an immediate impact at the London club. He scored his first Premier League goal in a 2-0 win over Arsenal in December 2020.


Toney’s goals have been crucial to Brentford’s success this season, as they have secured a mid-table finish in their debut Premier League campaign. The striker’s ability to score goals from a variety of positions and situations has made him a key player for Brentford, and he has been widely praised for his performances this season.

Toney’s achievement in scoring 20 top-flight goals in a single season is all the more impressive when you consider that it has been 83 years since a Brentford player last achieved the feat. The last player to score 20 top-flight goals in a season for Brentford was Ted Drake, who scored 24 goals in the 1937-38 season.

Toney’s success this season has not gone unnoticed, and he has been linked with a move to some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League.