The top goalscorer in a La Liga season is duly presented with the Pichichi Trophy – and the race for the 2019/20 accolade has been settled.
Named after Athletic Bilbao marksman Rafael “Pichichi” Moreno, the prize has been annually given by Marca since the 1952/53 season.
However, given the newspaper’s subjective criteria, the league’s governing body – Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) – has not recognised the accolade.
This aside, there’s no time like the present and Lionel Messi finished top of the pile for the 2019/20 season to extend his ‘GOAT’ reputation courtesy of a seventh Pichichi Trophy.
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was not far behind while Gerard Moreno secured third place.
La Liga 2019/20: Top 10 goalscorers
Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played.
|1st||Lionel Messi||25 goals||2,880 minutes|
|2nd||Karim Benzema||21 goals||3,152 minutes|
|3rd||Gerard Moreno||18 goals||2,752 minutes|
|4th||Luis Suarez||16 goals||2,001 minutes|
|5th||Raul Garcia||15 goals||2,876 minutes|
|6th||Lucas Ocampos||14 goals||2,753 minutes|
|7th||Iago Aspas||14 goals||3,266 minutes|
|8th||Ante Budimir||13 goals||2,780 minutes|
|9th||Alvaro Morata||12 goals||2,103 minutes|
|10th||Willian José||11 goals||2,017 minutes|
(Correct as of Gameweek 38 – 09:30 20/07/2020)