Real Madrid secured their 35th La Liga title this season, and naturally, one of their players secured the 2021/22 Pichichi trophy.
Lionel Messi finished as La Liga top scorer in each of the past five seasons but his departure last summer opened up the door for a new winner and Karim Benzema has taken the opportunity with both hands, or feet.
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The Real Madrid striker — who recently equalled Raul for second place on Real Madrid’s all-time goalscoring list with 325 goals — netted 27 times in La Liga this term, nine more than any other player, with form that had seen him placed among the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or for 2022 — and will no doubt put him there for this year’s ceremony.
La Liga top goalscorers: 2021/22 season
Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played.
|4th||Raul de Tomas||17||15.52||2,923|
|8th||Jose Luis Morales||13||15.95||2,723|