Top 10 La Liga Goal Scorers of All Time
The world record for the most La Liga goals scored once managed to stand for 59 years –how long will these players stay on this list? These top 10 goalscorers have made their mark, but one day another player may just topple them off this list. Let’s take a look at the current record holders:
Number 10: Edmundo Suárez with 195 Goals
Affectionately known as Mundo, Edmundo Suarez was a legend of Valencia who practically defined the physical centre-forward role.
Number 9: Pahiño with 210 Goals
Even though he only played a couple of seasons in the Spanish Segunda Division, Manuel Fernández Fernández, or Pahiño, nonetheless managed to rack up enough goals to make the Top 10 list.
Number 8: Quini with 219 Goals
Enrique Castro González, also known as Quini, has managed to take the Pichichi award 5 times in La Liga: 3 times with Sporting Gijon, and twice with Barcelona. It was at Gijon that he made his name however, and this is where he became recognised as one of the greatest strikers Spain has ever seen.
Number 7: César Rodríguez Álvarez with 223 goals
César Rodríguez Álvarez’s career managed to span almost 20 years, 13 of which he spent at Barcelona. Although he only won the Pichichi once over the course of his career, he remained the club’s top scorer for many years.
Number 6: Alfredo Di Stéfano with 227 goals
Alfredo Di Stéfano managed to score in every Champions League final between the years 1956 and 1960. He is commonly recognised as one of the greatest players of all time, and it was his arrival in Madrid that set the era of dominance in Europe overall and Spain in particular into motion.
Number 5: Raúl González with 228 goals
Raul Gonzalez was the captain of the Real Madrid team for 7 years, and his joining the team was the start of his now legendary career. He saw 16 seasons with the team, and one 6 La Liga titles along with 3 Champions League trophies while he was there. Sports betting NZ, and that which takes place in the rest of the world, relies on players like him for its thrills.
Number 4: Hugo Sánchez with 234 Goals
Hugo Sanchez is one of Mexico’s all-time greatest players, and he spent the majority of his splendid career at Atletico Madrid and the rivals across town, Real Madrid. He won 5 Pichichi trophies between 1985 and 1990, and the Don Balon Award for the Best Foreign Player for La Liga not once, but twice.
Number 3: Telmo Zarra with 251 Goals
Telmo Zarra held the La Liga goal scorer record for almost 60 years –his record for the most Pichichi wins in La Liga, 6, does however still stand. He spent his first-rate career at Athletic Bilbao, and still holds the most goals record in the Copa Del Rey, having scored 81 times.
Number 2: Cristiano Ronaldo with 274 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top goal scorer for the Real Madrid team, and has also been shattering records since his career started. He holds the honour of being the one and only player in the Top 10 that has managed to score at a rate of more than 1 goal for every game he has played.
Best Goal Scorer of All Time: Lionel Messi with 329
Lionel Messi broke the record for top La Liga goal scorers in 2014, and has remained in first place ever since. Messi is quite easily the most talented footballer of his generation, and has won La Liga 8 times, and the Champions League 4.