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

Barcelona star signing Robert Lewandowski moved to the top of the La Liga scoring table, pushing his season total to five goals with another beauty against Sevilla in a 3-0 victory on Saturday.

The Polish international is now level with Celta Vigo’s ever-steady Iago Never who added two more goals on Friday in an equally tidy 3-0 victory over bottom club Cadiz.

Real Betis center forward Borja Iglesias registered an assist, but didn’t get a chance to add to his four goals in his team’s loss at Real Madrid. He figures to be a factor in the Pichichi race all season.

Last season’s top scorer and the Ballon d’Or frontrunner Karim Benzema is still on three goals, but he was joined by his teammate Vinicius Jr who tallied in that win over Betis. That was Real Madrid’s first match at the friendly confines of the Santiago Bernabeu after three straight road matches to start the campaign.

Outside of the usual suspects, keep an eye out for Umar Sadiq, who earned a transfer to Real Sociedad as the replacement for Alexander Isak. He had two goals for newly promoted Almeria before making the move on Deadline Day, and then he promptly netted on his debut for La Real.

Below is the updated top scorers table in La Liga as the stars compete for the prestigious Pichichi trophy at the end of the season. 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 kicked on Aug. 12-14, 2022 and wraps up on June 4, 2023.

Updated as of Sun, Sept. 4

Rank Player Club Goals (PKs) Assists Matches Mins
1. Robert Lewandowski Barcelona 5 (0) 0 4 344
Iago Never Celta Vigo 5 (1) 0 4 360
3. Borja Iglesias Real Betis 4 (2) 1 4 323
4. Vinicius Jr Real Madrid 3 (0) 1 4 346
Karim Benzema Real Madrid 3 (1) 1 4 360
Umar Sadiq Real Sociedad/
Almeria
3 (0) 0 1/3 45/242
Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid 3 (0) 0 4 315
8. Gorka Guruzeta Athletic Bilbao 2 (0) 0 2 56
Alex Baena Villarreal 2 (0) 0 3 68
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 2 (0) 0 4 109
Alejandro Berenguer Remiro Athletic Bilbao 2 (0) 0 3 222
Away Ramadan Almeria 2 (0) 0 3 238
Joselu Espanyol 2 (1) 0 3 270
Ezequiel ‘Chimy’ Avila Osasuna 2 (1) 0 4 281
Juanmi Real Betis 2 (0) 0 4 315
Aimar Oroz Osasuna 2 (1) 0 4 317
Vedat Muriqi Majorca 2 (0) 0 4 354

There have been 86 total goals scored in La Liga this season with one of them coming via an own goal (Getafe’s Domingos Duarte).

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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 is ahead of the pack after his stellar season, but he has company at the top of the list.

Most sportsbooks have new Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski as the joint-favorite alongside Benzema. The German has 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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Odds as of Aug. 9, 2022

Player (Club) SKYBA 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 (Seville) 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 Majorca 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 Mackay 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 mark 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 Never 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 The Levant 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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