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

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

Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski is currently serving a three-match ban, and he’ll be hoping the lead he’s built in the Golden Boot table will see him return to action in February in the top spot.

Four goals behind Lewandowski is Espanyol’s Joselu, with four players one goal behind him. In that group is Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, who was last season’s top scorer. He can make a dent in Lewandowski’s lead while the Polish star waits on the sidelines.

In addition to Benzema, Real Madrid have a few players ready to make a move to challenge Lewandowski, with Federico Valverde and Vinicius Jr. among the Merengues’ top scorers. 

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 Saturday, January 7.

RankPlayerClubGoals (PKs)AssistsMatchesMins
1.Robert LewandowskiBarcelona13 (0)4151,158
2.JoseluEspanyol9 (3)1161,350
3.Borja IglesiasReal Betis8 (3)2141,029
 Vedat MuriqiMallorca8 (2)1141,134
 Iago AspasCelta Vigo(1)3161,210
 Karim BenzemaReal Madrid8 (3)19718
7.Brais MendezReal Sociedad7 (0)3151,204
8.Vinicius JrReal Madrid6 (0)3161,319
 Federico ValverdeReal Madrid6 (0)2161,195
 Ezequiel ‘Chimy’ AvilaOsasuna6 (2)114847
 Alvaro MorataAtletico Madrid(0)115944
12.Antoine GriezmannAtletico Madrid5 (0)515848
 Edinson CavaniValencia5 (2)19514
 Sergio LeonReal Valladolid5 (1)114707
 Alexander SorlothReal Sociedad5 (0)111911
 Inaki WilliamsAthletic Bilbao5 (0)1151,219
 Gorka GuruzetaAthletic Bilbao5 (0)08270
18.Ousmane DembeleBarcelona4 (0)515901
 RodrygoReal Madrid4 (1)414944
 Joao FelixAtletico Madrid(0)313576
 Isi PalazonRayo Vallecano4 (1)3141,087
 Enes UnalGetafe4 (0)3151,301
 Gabri VeigaCelta Vigo4 (0)115650
 Cristhian StuaniGirona4 (3)012424
 Alex BaenaVillarreal4 (0)015624
 Valentin CastellanosGirona4 (1)0161,200
  • 3 goals: 21 players
  • 2 goals: 41 players
  • 1 goal: 83 players
  • Own goals: 8

There have been 377 total goals scored in La Liga this season with eight of them coming via an own goal:

  • Celta Vigo (1): Unai Nunez
  • Elche (1): Nicolas Fernandez
  • Espanyol (1): Benjamin Lecompte
  • Getafe (1): Domingos Duarte
  • Sevilla (1): Jesus Navas
  • Rayo Vallecano (1): Ivan Balliu
  • 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)SkyBetDraftKings
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.

YearPlayerTeamGoals
2021-22Karim BenzemaReal Madrid27
2020-21Lionel MessiBarcelona30
2019-20Lionel MessiBarcelona25
2018-19Lionel MessiBarcelona36
2017-18Lionel MessiBarcelona34
2016-17Lionel MessiBarcelona37
2015-16Luis SuarezBarcelona40
2014-15Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid48
2013-14Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid31
2012-13Lionel MessiBarcelona46
2011-12Lionel MessiBarcelona50
2010-11Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid40
2009-10Lionel MessiBarcelona34
2008-09Diego ForlanAtletico Madrid32
2007-08Daniel GuizaMallorca27
2006-07Ruud van NistelrooyReal Madrid25
2005-06Samuel Eto’oBarcelona26
2004-05Samuel Eto’oBarcelona25
 Diego ForlanVillarreal25
2003-04RonaldoReal Madrid24
2002-03Roy MakaayDeportivo La Coruna29
2001-02Diego TristanDeportivo La Coruna20
2000-01RaulReal Madrid24
1999-00Salva BallestaRacing Santander27
1998-99RaulReal Madrid24
1997-98Christian VieriAtletico Madrid24
1996-97RonaldoBarcelona34
1995-96Juan Antonio PizziTenerife31

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

RankPlayerClubGoals (PKs)AssistsMatchesMins
1.Karim BenzemaReal Madrid27 (7)12322,603
2.Iago AspasCelta Vigo18 (3)6373,095
3.Vinicius Jr.Real Madrid17 (0)13352,699
 Raul de TomasEspanyol17 (5)3342,927
5.JuanmiReal Betis16 (0)5332,146
 Enes UnalGetafe16 (2)1372,813
7.JoseluAlaves14 (6)5373,125
8.Jose Luis MoralesLevante13 (3)7352,726
9.Angel CorreaAtletico Madrid12 (0)5361,855
 Memphis DepayBarcelona12 (2)2271,829

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