Top 10 La Liga goalscorers of all time
Spain’s “Campeonato Nacional”, which attracts the better half of the sports betting community, is one of the famous leagues where the world’s strongest clubs play. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla, Atletico – all these teams are members of the Primera and have many top-class players in their ranks. Year after year, they take the most prestigious awards in the world into their collections and gain the attention of those who are involved in betting online on football. Every season, fierce fighting for the title of La Liga top scorer flares up between the forwards of all the clubs. If a team’s forward has been playing in the La Liga many seasons and regularly scores goals, his record can be as high as 100, 200, or even 300! There are not many players like that, but they exist.
So, who are these football stars? Who are the highest goal scorers in La Liga history? And who to choose when placing a bet on La Liga’s best performer now? Find out the answers in our selection!
Lionel Messi (474)
Messi’s scoring ability is legendary. The Argentinian can single-handedly beat the entire opponent’s defense and poke the ball home. Despite his short stature, he ranks among the planet’s best strikers and the one who has the most goals in La Liga. On average, in the Spanish competition, “La Pulga” sank 0.91 shots per game, which is simply phenomenal. Although Messi is no longer a Barcelona player, he remains a true symbol of the Catalan club, as he has led it to several different trophies, including four UEFA Champions League titles! He’s considered the best Primera footballer, and only Portugal’s Ronaldo can compete with him.
Cristiano Ronaldo (311)
Cristiano Ronaldo started participating in the championship a few years later than Messi and became the second-highest goalscorer in La Liga. Cristiano is very technically skilled – he can beat several opponents in one pass and masterly bury the ball in the corner of the net. Ronaldo is averaging 1.08 goals per game!
Telmo Zarra (254)
Telmo Zarra is a record holder from the past. His starring moment fell on the ’40s and ’50s of the last century. Zarra played 251 games for the Basque club in the league and scored 277 balls, an average of 0.91 per match. He managed to become the top scorer in Spain’s Elite Division six times, which is the highest figure to date.
Hugo Sánchez (231)
The legendary Mexican forward Hugo Sánchez left a significant mark in the history of Spain’s soccer. His Primera career came in the 1980s and early 1990s. The sportsman shone in three Madrid FCs – Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Rayo Vallecano. Sánchez was recognized as the strongest Primera striker five times. He also has five league titles under his belt.
Raúl González (228)
Another Real Madrid representative comes in fifth on the list of La Liga goal leaders. As to his performance in the league, he is inferior only to Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. Overall, Raúl was named player of the year five times and won the strikers’ race twice.
Alfredo Di Stéfano (227)
Another great personality of Real’s history has found a place in our ranking. In total, in the Spanish championship, the forward played 329 games and became the top scorer record eight times!
César Rodríguez Álvarez (223)
This Catalonian legend helped Barcelona dominate Primera until the rise of “the Vikings” in the 1950s. For more than half a century, he was the best performer in the history of Barça with his 232 goals, 223 of which were scored in the Spanish championship.
The brilliant performance on the side of Real Sporting de Gijón, as well as Barcelona, brought Quini the title of the best striker in the ’70s and ’80s.
At the turn of the fifties, this striker shone, playing with “Los Blancos”, and had become the top scorer of the Spanish championship twice. However, he was squeezed out by Alfredo Di Stéfano.
Edmundo Suárez (195)
The Spanish legend helped Valencia become recognizable in the tournament. “The Bats” won the national championship three times. Mundo, at that moment, was the leader of the team’s offense; he had maintained the top goalscorer title for eight consecutive years.