RANGERS' Alfredo Morelos has been named as his country's most prolific striker of 2019 - despite still having seven games to play before the year's end.

The Colombian striker has netted 36 times this year in total, including a single goal for his national side.

His record, according to sports news site AS Colombia, now looks unassailable as the calendar year enters its final month.

Colombians have been watching Morelos with growing excitement over the last year. El Búfalo, as they call him, has a scoring average of 0.73 per 90 minutes thanks to 16 goals in the league, six in the domestic cups, 13 in the Europa League and one for his national side.

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"Alfredo Morelos' 2019 has been spectacular," wrote Juan David Beetar Panuela. "The Rangers striker became the second Colombian to score more than 100 goals in Europe, was called up to the national side and became our country's second player to be the top scorer in the Europa League. Moreover, he is also the top scorer in the Scottish league."

AS Colombia said Morelos was now 10 goals ahead of his nearest rival in the Colombian golden boot competition, Duván Zapata of Italian Serie A side Atalanta. 

Morelos was the third highest scoring Colombian in 2018.