Last season, a Real Madrid striker who was a star was swept away by the Pichichi, but this term, there is fierce competition. The 2022–23 season will see the prodigious skill set of Polish striker Robert Lewandowski join the mix at Barcelona with established talents like Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema. La Liga has always been replete with excellent forwards.
Given that they are both highly accomplished scorers, that duo is expected to engage in an epic struggle for dominance in Spain. Who will win the award for the best marksman among the many others who are vying for it? Players like Antoine Griezmann and Vinicius Junior are anxious to don their shooting boots.
La Liga top scorers 2022-23:
|2||Borja Iglesias||Real Betis||6|
|=3||Iago Aspas||Celta Vigo||5|
|=3||Vinicius Junior||Real Madrid||5|
|=5||Alvaro Morata||Atletico Madrid||4|
|=5||Brais Mendez||Real Sociedad||4|
|=8||Nico Williams||Athletic Club||3|
|=8||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||3|
|=8||Federico Valverde||Real Madrid||3|
|=8||Inaki Williams||Athletic Club||3|
|=8||Alex Berenguer||Athletic Club||3|
|=8||Oihan Sancet||Athletic Club||3|
|=8||Alexander Sorloth||Real Sociedad||3|
|=8||Angel Correa||Atletico Madrid||3|
For only the second time in 13 years did a player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo lead the Liga in goals scored during the 2021–22 season, with Karim Benzema following in the footsteps of Luis Suarez.
The star of Real Madrid was in magnificent form as he guided the Blancos to both a domestic and Champions League championship.
The France international scored 27 goals in the league, earning him the coveted Pichichi Trophy. He left a tailing pack, including Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas, nine goals behind him.
Why is the Liga Golden Boot called the Pichichi Trophy?
Leading sports publication Marca presents a significant personal honor to the highest goal scorer in Spain’s premier division. The award, which is not formally recognized by La Liga, is named in honor of Rafael “Pichichi” Moreno, a former striker for Athletic Club who played in the 1910s and 1920s.
Since 1952–1953, the Trofeo Pichichi has been given out annually, and all top scorers from previous seasons have been crowned Pichichi champions in the past.
Hugo Sanchez and Alfredo Di Stefano of Real Madrid are two more important figures on a list of other multiple winners. Barcelona great Messi has won the award the most times, with his record-breaking performances at Camp Nou leading him to earn eight Golden Boots.
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