The Campeonato de Liga de Primera Division is mostly known as the La Liga. It is the highest tier football league competition in Spain. It started it’s journey in 1929 and since then thousands of players have played in this competition and some of them took themselves to the highest level in history. But in this article, we will inform you about the top 10 La Liga highest goal scorers of all time.
# Top 10 La Liga Highest Goal Scorers:
10) Edmundo Suarez:
Edmundo Suarez was a Barcalado born Spanish footballer. He is a Valencia legend, as he spent almost his whole career except the very last season as he moved to Alcoyano just before his retirement. He has scored 195 La Liga goals in his 231 appearances.
Manuel Fernandez Fernandez was one of the best strikers in the league. Fans generally knew him as Pahino. He made his league debut for Celta Vigo and scored 70 goals for them. Then he moved to Real Madrid and netted more than 100 goals for the Los Blancos before heading to Deportivo La Coruna. He ended his career at Granada and has got a total of 210 goals beside his name.
Enrique Castro Gonzalez was a Sporting Gijon legend. After a successful career at the Gijon, the striker moved to FC Barcelona. He was mostly known as Quini. He featured in 448 matches in the Spanish top flight and netted on 219 occasions.
7) Cesar Rodriguez:
Another Blaugrana legendary striker who had an entirely successful career. He played for Barcelona, Granada and Cultural Leonesa. The former Spanish footballer cum manager put the ball 223 times in the opposition’s net during his 353 appearances.
6) Alfredo Di Stefano:
The Real Madrid legend is one of the finest footballers ever to play this beautiful game. The former Argentina international was born in Buenos Aires and made his senior club debut for River Plate in 1945 before shifting to Spain. He scored a total of 227 goals in the Spanish top flight and most of them for the Galacticos. He joined Espanyol in 1964 and played there till 1966.
The 3rd highest goal scorer in the Champions League history also stands in the 5th position in the highest ever goal scorers’ list of La Liga. He featured only for one club in the league. Raul has struck 228 goals in the league for the Spanish capital-based club. He has featured in more than 500 matches (550) for Los Blancos.
4) Hugo Sanchez:
The Mexican made his La Liga debut in 1981 for Atletico Madrid. He scored 54 goals for the Rojiblancos. Hugo Sanchez joined their city rivals Real Madrid 4 years later and went on to score on 164 occasions. He also featured for Rayo Vallecano before leaving Spain. He is 4th in the list with 234 goals.
3) Telmo Zarra:
Athletic Bilbao sensation Telmo Zarra is 3rd in this list with more than 250 goals. The superstar forward scored 251 goals in his 278 appearances. He has a stunning stat of 0.90 goals per league game. He led the list for a long time before Leo Messi breaking it.
2) Cristiano Ronaldo:
The 5 times Ballon d’Or winner owns the best ever goal per game record in the league. He is the top scorer for Real Madrid and netted total 311 goals in his 292 appearances for the 33 times domestic league champions. He has scored 1.07 goals per game which is very much tough to match.
1) Lionel Messi:
At the top of the list, we bring you the best ever player to play in the La Liga. The Argentine sensation of FC Barcelona has scored on 419 occasions during his 452 appearances. He is way ahead of his nearest rival Cristiano Ronaldo with more than 100 goals’ difference. He has brought a revolution for the Catalan side and helped them winning numerous league titles. The Blaugranas have won 7 out of 10 titles in the last decade, thanks to this left-footed magician for his extraordinary performances.
Most amazingly, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are also holding the top two positions on the Top 10 Leading Goal Scorers In Champions League of all time.