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La Liga top goal scorers 2022/23: Updated Pichichi table for Golden Boot in Spain

Sporting News 22 hrs ago Kyle Bonn
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Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski (14 goals) is back in action on after serving a three-match suspension. He saw his lead atop the Golden Boot table shrink slightly, but a goal against Real Betis last week pushed it now to three above Espanyol's Joselu (11 goals).

Behind them is last year's Pichichi winner, Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (9 goals), amongst a group of four players on eight goals. It's worth highlighting Real Sociedad's Alexander Sorloth (8 goals) who is on a La Liga streak of five straight matches with a goal ahead of a showdown against Real Madrid. Somehow, Iago Aspas (9 goals) wasn't able to add to his total despite playing the full 90 minutes in Celta Vigo's seven-goal thriller against Real Betis.

Among the other players in the Top 15 are Atletico Madrid stars Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann, and Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. and Federico Valverde. Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele is firmly in the mix, but a hamstring injury will hamper his chances.

Below is the updated top scorers table in La Liga as the stars vie for the prestigious Pichichi trophy at season's end. Assists and minutes played are the tiebreakers as is the case for major international tournaments.

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La Liga Top Scorers Table (2022-2023)

The table below is updated after each matchday of the 2022/23 season with the ranking of La Liga's top goal scorers. The campaign wraps up on June 4, 2023.

Updated as of Monday, February 6.

                   
Rank Player Club Goals (PKs) Assists Matches Mins
1. Robert Lewandowski Barcelona 14 (0) 4 17 1,338
2. Joselu Espanyol 11 (3) 2 19 1,710
3. Karim Benzema Real Madrid 9 (3) 1 10 898
Iago Aspas Celta Vigo (1) 3 20 1,660
5. Borja Iglesias Real Betis 8 (3) 2 16 1,187
Alexander Sorloth Real Sociedad 8 (0) 1 15 1,201
Vedat Muriqi Mallorca 8 (2) 1 17 1,483
8. Brais Mendez Real Sociedad 7 (0) 3 18 1,403
Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid 7 (0) 1 19 1,092
Ezequiel 'Chimy' Avila Osasuna 7 (2) 1 17 1,207
11. Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 6 (0) 5 19 1,174
Vinicius Jr Real Madrid 6 (0) 3 18 1,582
Federico Valverde Real Madrid 6 (0) 2 18 1,431
Pere Milla Elche 6 (3) 1 19 1,235
Enes Unal Getafe 6 (1) 3 20 1,749
Gabriel Veiga Celta Vigo 6 (0) 2 19 1,043
  • 5 goals: 11 players
  • 4 goals: 11 players
  • 3 goals: 22 players
  • 2 goals: 43 players
  • 1 goal: 91 players

There have been 472 total goals scored in La Liga this season with 12 of them coming via an own goal:

  • Almeria (1): Rodrigo Ely
  • Barcelona (1): Jules Kounde
  • Celta Vigo (1): Unai Nunez
  • Elche (1): Nicolas Fernandez
  • Espanyol (1): Benjamin Lecompte
  • Getafe (1): Domingos Duarte
  • Sevilla (1): Jesus Navas
  • Rayo Vallecano (2): Ivan Balliu (x2)
  • Real Madrid (1): Nacho Fernandez
  • Valencia (2): Nico Gonzalez, Hugo Guillamon

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La Liga odds to win Golden Boot

Who do the sportsbooks think is the frontrunner for the top scorer title in Spain? It's understandable that Benzema ahead of the pack after his stellar season, but he has company atop the list.

Most sportsbooks have new Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski as the joint-favorite alongside Benzema. The German scored at least 30 league goals in five of the last seven Bundesliga seasons at Bayern Munich.

The biggest snub by the betting market might be last year's second-place finisher Iago Aspas. The Celta Vigo talisman is 34 years old but has been a model of consistency, finishing with a double-digit goal tally in seven consecutive league seasons.

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Preseason odds as of Aug. 9, 2022

Player (Club) SkyBet DraftKings
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 2/1 +200
Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) 2/1 +200
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona) 16/1 +1200
Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid) 14/1 +1400
Raphinha (Barcelona) 16/1 +1400
Raul de Tomas (Espanyol) 25/1 +2000
Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo) 25/1 +2000
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) 33/1 +2000
Arnaut Danjuma (Villarreal) 20/1 +2000
Alexander Isak (Real Sociedad) 25/1 +2200
Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid) 33/1 +2200
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) 33/1 +2500
Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid) 25/1 +2500
Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) 25/1 +2800
Ansu Fati (Barcelona) 25/1 +2800
Rodrygo (Real Madrid) 33/1 +3500
Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona) 33/1 +4000

All-time La Liga Golden Boot (Pichichi)

Below are the top scorers in each season of La Liga since 1995, when the league adopted the modern calculation of three points for a victory.

 
Year Player Team Goals
2021-22 Karim Benzema Real Madrid 27
2020-21 Lionel Messi Barcelona 30
2019-20 Lionel Messi Barcelona 25
2018-19 Lionel Messi Barcelona 36
2017-18 Lionel Messi Barcelona 34
2016-17 Lionel Messi Barcelona 37
2015-16 Luis Suarez Barcelona 40
2014-15 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 48
2013-14 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 31
2012-13 Lionel Messi Barcelona 46
2011-12 Lionel Messi Barcelona 50
2010-11 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 40
2009-10 Lionel Messi Barcelona 34
2008-09 Diego Forlan Atletico Madrid 32
2007-08 Daniel Guiza Mallorca 27
2006-07 Ruud van Nistelrooy Real Madrid 25
2005-06 Samuel Eto'o Barcelona 26
2004-05 Samuel Eto'o Barcelona 25
Diego Forlan Villarreal 25
2003-04 Ronaldo Real Madrid 24
2002-03 Roy Makaay Deportivo La Coruna 29
2001-02 Diego Tristan Deportivo La Coruna 20
2000-01 Raul Real Madrid 24
1999-00 Salva Ballesta Racing Santander 27
1998-99 Raul Real Madrid 24
1997-98 Christian Vieri Atletico Madrid 24
1996-97 Ronaldo Barcelona 34
1995-96 Juan Antonio Pizzi Tenerife 31

La Liga Pichichi Trophy 2021/22

While Karim Benzema may have competition for the top of the table this coming season, nobody can take away his incredible 2021/22 campaign.

The season to remember likely pushed the Frenchman towards his first-ever Ballon d'Or, finishing with nine more goals than anyone else and also collecting one fewer assist than the league leader. Ironically, the season's assist leader Vinicius Jr. led the way largely thanks to Benzema, who was on the receiving end of eight of Vinicius's 13 assists.

La Liga top scorer 2021/22 table

     
Rank Player Club Goals (PKs) Assists Matches Mins
1. Karim Benzema Real Madrid 27 (7) 12 32 2,603
2. Iago Aspas Celta Vigo 18 (3) 6 37 3,095
3. Vinicius Jr. Real Madrid 17 (0) 13 35 2,699
Raul de Tomas Espanyol 17 (5) 3 34 2,927
5. Juanmi Real Betis 16 (0) 5 33 2,146
Enes Unal Getafe 16 (2) 1 37 2,813
7. Joselu Alaves 14 (6) 5 37 3,125
8. Jose Luis Morales Levante 13 (3) 7 35 2,726
9. Angel Correa Atletico Madrid 12 (0) 5 36 1,855
Memphis Depay Barcelona 12 (2) 2 27 1,829

Note: There were also 23 own goals among the total of 951 goals scored in the 2021-22 La Liga season.

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