Lionel Messi and the Most Goals in La Liga History

Lionel Messi Scores (Again)

Lionel Messi Scores (Again)

It’s Lionel Messi again at the top of La Liga. Not only does Barcelona‘s attacker have the most hat tricks at Spain’s top football level (as we have seen), but he has scored more goals overall than anyone, too.

Leo will get to 300 and more before it is all over.

His closest active competition is Real Madrid‘s Cristiano Ronaldo, the ninth of nine La Liga footballers with at least 200 career netters. But Ronaldo is 67 goals away from Messi and three years older.

It will take a player from a future era to contend for Messi’s career scoring title.

Below find the top 20 La Liga players with the most goals. Seven have played for Los Blancos and six for Barca.

FOOTBALLER GOALS TEAMS LA LIGA YEARS
1. Lionel Messi 275 Barcelona 2004 – Present
2. Telmo Zarra 251 Athletic Bilbao 1940 – 1955
3. Hugo Sánchez 234 Atletico Madrid (54); Real Madrid (164); Rayo Vallecano (16) 1981 – 1992, 1993 – 1994
4. Raúl 228 Real Madrid 1994 – 2010
5. Alfredo di Stéfano 227 Real Madrid (216); Espanyol (11) 1953 – 1966
6. César Rodríguez 223 Granada (23); Barcelona (192); Cultural Leonesa (3); Elche (5) 1939 – 1956, 1959 -1960
7. Quini 219 Sporting de Gijon (165); Barcelona (54) 1970 – 1976, 1977 – 1987
8. Pahiño 210 Celta De Vigo (56); Real Madrid (108); Deportivo (46) 1944 – 1956
9. Cristiano Ronaldo 208 Real Madrid 2009 – Present
10. Edmundo Suárez 195 Valencia CF (186); CD Alcoyano (9) 1939 – 1951
11. Carlos Santillana 186 Real Madrid 1971 – 1988
12. David Villa 185 Zaragoza (32); Valencia CF (107); Barcelona (33); Atletico Madrid (13) 2003 – 2014
13. Juan Arza 182 Sevilla 1943 – 1959
14. Guillermo Gorostiza 178 Athletic Bilbao (106); Valencia CF (72) 1929 – 1946
15. Luis Aragonés 172 Atletico Madrid 1964 – 1974
16. Samuel Eto’o 162 Mallorca (54); Barcelona (108) 1999 – 2009
17. Ferenc Puskás 156 Real Madrid 1958 – 1966
18. Julio Salinas 152 Athletic Bilbao (13); Atletico Madrid (31); Barcelona (60); Deportivo (12); Sporting de Gijon (24); Alaves (12) 1982 – 1987, 1998 – 2000
19. Adrián Escudero 150 Atletico Madrid 1945 – 1958
20. Daniel Ruiz 147 Athletic Bilbao 1972 – 1986

Photo: dailymail.co.uk

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