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La Liga 2017-18 Top Goal Scorers | Pichichi Award Contenders

Find out list of players who scored most goals in La Liga 2017-18. If you are looking for leading goal scorers of Spanish Football League, then you have just landed to a page of your desire. La Liga is one of those competitions which consists of lots of goals. Barcelona’s all-time top goalscorer Lionel Messi is leading the list with 23 goals in 20 games. At the second place, we have Iago Aspas of Celta Vigo whose remarkable form is helping the club to regain their status. Check out the top 10 top goal scorers of La Liga this season.

La Liga top goal scorers

La Liga 2017-18 Top 10 Goal Scorers List

# Player name Club Matches Goals
1 Lionel Messi Barcelona 23 20
2 Luis Suarez Barcelona 20 16
3 Iago Aspas Celta Vigo 22 15
3 Maximiliano Gomez Celta Vigo 22 13
5 Cristhian Stuani Girona 20 13
5 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 18 11
5 Willian Jose Real Sociedad 22 11
5 Simone Zaza Valencia 20 10
9 Gerard Moreno Espanyol 23 10
9 Rodrigo Valencia 22 9
9 Portu Girona 24 9

What is the prize for La Liga top goal scorer?

Pichichi trophy for top scorer

The top goal scorer of La Liga receives Pichichi Trophy from the sports newspaper of Marco at the end of each season. This trophy is named after Athletic Bilbao forward Rafael “Pichichi” Moreno. Pichichi award is not officially recognized by Spanish Football Association because it is based on Marca’s subject.

Pichichi award was first won by Paco Bienzobas of Real Sociedad in 1929. In the total of 18 La Liga games, he scored 14 goals with the ratio of 0.778. Barcelona’s forward is the current holder of the trophy who won it in last season [2016-17]. Messi won it four times during seasons 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2016-17.

La Liga all-time top goal scorers in History

La Liga all time top scorers history

Now take a look at the list of players who scored most goals in the history of Spanish league La Liga. At the first spot, we have Lionel Messi with 361 goals in 393 games. Cristiano Ronaldo is at second spot with 287 goals in 274 games since joining La Liga from Premier League. Both players are currently active in the list. Let’s go through all-time most goal scorers of the Spanish league.

# Player name Matches Goals Ratio
1 Lionel Messi 393 361 0.91
2 Cristiano Ronaldo 274 287 1.05
3 Telmo Zara 278 251 0.9
4 Hugo Sanchez 347 234 0.67
5 Raul 550 228 0.41
6 Alfredo Di Stefano 329 227 0.69
7 Cesar Rodriguez 353 223 0.63
8 Quini 448 219 0.49
9 Pahino 278 210 0.76
10 Edmundo Suarez 231 195 0.84
11 Carlos Santillana 461 186 0.4
12 David Villa 352 185 0.53
13 Juan Arza 349 182 0.52
14 Guillermo Gorostiza 256 178 0.7
15 Samuel Eto’o 280 172 0.61
16 Luis Aragones 360 160 0.44
17 Ferenc Puskas 180 156 0.87
18 Julio Salinas 417 152 0.36
19 Adrian Escudero 287 150 0.52
20 Aritz Aduriz 386 150 0.39

Who won Pichichi Award most times?

Former Spanish forward Telmo Zara won Pichichi Award most times [6]. He won it in La Liga season 1944-45, 1945-46, 1946-47, 1949-50, 1950-51 and 1952-53.

Player Awards La Liga seasons
Telmo Zara 6 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1949–50, 1950–51 & 1952–53
Alfredo Di Stefano 5 1953–54, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58 & 1958–59
Quini 5 1973–74, 1975–76, 1979–80, 1980–81 & 1981–82
Hugo Sanchez 5 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88 & 1989–90
Ferenc Puskas 4 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63 & 1963–64
Lionel Messi 4 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13 & 2016–17
Isidro Langara 3 1933–34, 1934–35 & 1935–36
Jose Eulogio Garate 3 1968–69, 1969–70 & 1970–71
Cristiano Ronaldo 3 2010–11, 2013–14 & 2014–15

Players who won Pichichi Award consecutively

Can you imagine there are players who won it more than 3 times consecutively? Yes, Real Madrid legends Alfredo Di Stefano and Hugo Sanchez won it back to back 4 times. Both players hold the record of winning Pichichi award 4 times consecutively.

Player Awards La Liga seasons
Alfredo Di Stefano 4 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59
Hugo Sanchez 4 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88
Isidro Langara 3 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36
Telmo Zara 3 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47
Jose Eulogio Garate 3 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71
Quini 3 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82

13 Real Madrid players have won Pichichi award 27 times, more than any other club. Spanish players hold the record of winning it 51 times followed by Argentina and Brazil 12 and 6 times respectively.

So these are the top scorers of La Liga. Now see Premier League top scorers.

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