Record-Breaking Goal Scoring: La Liga’s Greatest Goalscorers


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Record-Breaking Goal Scoring: La Liga's Greatest Goalscorers
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The Spanish football season is back, and we are going to witness many exciting matches with top players in action. I am beyond happy to see the enthusiasm among La Liga fans. I am pretty sure you must also be rooting for your favorite clubs and players for the 2023-24 season. As we immerse ourselves in keeping up with the updates, on the matches it’s intriguing to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the goal-scoring feats that have occurred throughout the decades since LA Ligas’s inception, in 1929. The Spanish Football League has now reached the age of 94 years. As passionate football fans, there are numerous unforgettable moments that you should be aware of.

So, without any further delay, let’s have a look at the names of the legendary players holding the record for most La Liga goals. The list consists of both known figures and fresh faces. While it may not be fair to compare the generation with the veterans, it is important to examine the changes over time and recognize those who are upholding the legacy. Even those who aren’t football enthusiasts cannot overlook Lionel Messi’s name. He is undoubtedly a figure, having scored 474 goals for Barcelona in 520 appearances across seasons, making him an undeniable addition to La Liga’s top scorers list.

Messi also holds the record of most goalscoring records in Spain, which also includes the highest number of goals scored in a single season. He scored 50 goals in the 2011/12 season, and the Argentinian has won the highest goals scorer in La Liga award 8 times already. Besides this, he is also on the top assist-maker list with 193 assists, which proves how great of a striker he is. One of the many memorable performances from the player includes a La Liga season where he was able to find the net 21 times with assists as he partnered up with his teammates.

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Messi always has a companion in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo. While fans may have differing opinions on who’s better, it is widely accepted that both players are undeniably among the best in the Spanish Football League and have achieved triumphs for their respective teams. Ronaldo is the second top scorer in La Liga after Messi with 311 goals, and that too from just 292 appearances. The goal ratio per game is 1.07, which is another thing to mention about the top player.

There was a time when those who were into betting would only be betting on either Messi or Ronaldo when it came to the top sorcerer title, and the rivalry between the fans of these two players has been a hot topic for a long time. Another thing that I want to add here is that we also have the Saudi Pro League happening, and many fans are looking forward to this dynamic duo’s showdown in 2024. You can also find the list of the Saudi league’s best scorers on our site, which is worth checking out.

Now, coming back to the La Liga top scorer list, we can’t go without mentioning Real Sociedad’s Paco Bienzobas, with 17 goals, who was the first top scorer in La Liga during the 1929 season. The next name I want to add is Antoine Griezmann, who has 177 goals. To talk about the goal-per-game ratio, the Spanish Striker  Isidro Langara has scored 1.17 goals per game, making it 105 goals in total from 90 appearances. He played for Real Oviedo from 1933 to 1948. Atletico Madrid managed to tally the record as the French International played for Real Sociedad and Barcelona.

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In the realm of contemporary football, one cannot overlook the impactful presence of Luis Suárez, a close confidant and teammate of the legendary Lionel Messi. Suárez’s standout achievement lies in his role as a top scorer for La Liga, where he etched his name in history with consecutive weeks of stellar performances during the 2015/16 season. His extraordinary super hat-trick in back-to-back matches is enshrined as one of the most celebrated moments in the rich tapestry of La Liga’s chronicles.

Adding to the star-studded narrative is Robert Lewandowski, who made a significant transition to Barcelona. His debut campaign with the team not only marked his integration into the squad but also saw him clinch the coveted top scorer award in La Liga. The footballing world resonates with the exploits of these players as they continue to script compelling chapters in the annals of the sport. He is among the top strikers of his generation. He appeared in La Liga for 30+ times and scored 23 goals as well. 

So, these were the list of the most celebrated players of La Liga with record-breaking goal-scoring, and I am waiting to see more such moments happening in the current season as well.


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