Hunter, 21, netted his ninth of the season to seal Town’s thrilling 3-2 comeback victory over Shrewsbury on Tuesday.
It was his seventh goal from the bench and Hunter’s super-sub heroics have left him with best goals-per-minute ratio in League One. And he is statistically more lethal than Ronaldo, Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
Poacher Hunter is almost managing a goal a game, having rippled the back of the net nine times in 981 this season – that’s a goal every 109 minutes.
Ronaldo might have lifted Euro 2016 with Portugal but he lags behind Hunter, averaging a goal every 124 minutes.
Only Barcelona supremo Lionel Messi (71), Manchester City’s Sergio Augero (101) and Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle (87) have a better goals- per-minute ratio.
And with three assists too, Hunter is either creating or scoring a goal every 81 minutes. Speaking after tying him to a three-year deal, Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley praised Hunter’s “God-given talent” for scoring goals.
Pilley said: “His goals per minute ratio is exceptional. I’d be very surprised if anyone in League One has a better ratio over the last 18 months.
“He is a player we have really high hopes for. He has clearly got something.
“I think he has a special talent to score goals. He is a remarkably good finisher and we think he has a great future in the game.
“I am convinced the more we work with him the better he will get because he has a God-given talent to score goals.
“He is someone who gets the crowd on the edge of their seats. He is a fan favourite and that is why we are delighted he has committed himself for such a significant period of time to the club.”