La liga Top Scorers 2017/18 Season – Messi LeadingPosted By: Sushmita Ganguly | January 4, 2018
The La Liga season 2017 has passed the halfway mark and we have already seen a lot of action. 340 matches have been played in the league so far and 448 goals have been scored. The league enjoys a healthy goal scoring ratio of 1.32 goals per match, which is close to last season’s rate of 2.94. As you would expect, the usual suspect Messi is already on the list of La liga Top Scorers. Ronaldo, on the other hand, has missed several matches, including those 5 matches he was banned from.
- La Liga Top Scorers 2017-18 Table
- La Liga Top Scorers 2017-18 Season
La Liga Top Scorers 2017-18 Table
The Spanish La Liga 2017-18 is at its peak. Goals are getting scored, matches are being won, battles are being fought on the field, and teams are being cheered for. The fans are going crazy over the performances of the players in the matches, while wondering who whether Real Madrid will be able to retain the La Liga title or Barcelona will be the champion this time. Let’s take a look at the countdown of La Liga Top Scorers 2017-18.
La Liga Top Scorers 2017-18 Season
However, there are some newcomers as well besides some of the all-time top scorers of La Liga. The league is home to some of the best players in the world and three of the most successful clubs in Champion League in recent times.
10. Antonio Sanabria [Real Betis]
In the tenth place on the list of La Liga top scorers 2017-18 is Antonio Sanabria who represents Real Betis in the Spanish league, which he joined in 2016-17. He has scored 7 goals in the tournament so far, having played 638 minutes 10 matches in the 2017-18 season. Sanabria has spent 91 minutes per goal on an average. He has achieved 55% shots on Target, with 11 out of 20 shots inside the crossbar. The Paraguay striker has failed to make an assist. He has 25 goals in 75 Spanish league matches since 13-14 season.
9. Willian José [Real Sociedad]
William José, who has been representing Real Sociedad in La Liga since 2016-17, acquired the ninth place on the list of highest scorers in La Liga season 2017-18. He has made 7 goals in this season, as well, having played for 1428 minutes in 14 matches during this season, and spending an average time of 204 minutes for each goal. Willian has secured 44% Shots on Target, sending 16 out of 36 shots inside the crossbar. The Brazilian striker also made an assist. Since 2009-10, he has scored 51 goals in 199 games.
8. Maxi Gómez [Celta de Vigo]
Maximiliano “Maxi” Gómez González, the striker from Uruguay, is in the eighth place on this list for his performance this season for Celta Vigo, the La Liga team that he has started representing this season for the first time. He has scored 7 goals during 1358 minutes of 16 matches in the La Liga season of 2017-18, having spent 194 minutes per goal on an average. Maxi Gómez has achieved 58% shots on Target, with 15 out of 26 shots inside the crossbar. He also made 2 assists this season, which puts him a spot above José on the list of top scorers.
7. Rodrigo [Valencia]
In the seventh place on the list of La Liga top scorers 2017-18 is Rodrigo, the Spanish footballer who has been playing as a winger or striker for Valencia since 2014-15. In 2017-18, he has scored a total of 8 goals having played for 1333 minutes in 13 matches, and spending 167 minutes per goal on an average. Rodrigo has secured 52% Shots on Target, sending 16 out of 31 shots inside the crossbar. He has also made 3 assists during this season. He has 18 La Liga goals in total, having appeared in 88 matches since 14-15.
6. Cristhian Stuani [Girona FC]
Uruguayan international Cristhian Stuani is in the sixth place among the top scorers in the 2017-18 season of La Liga, for Girona which he joined in 2017 itself. In this season, he has played in 14 matches, during which he has scored a total of 9 goals, having played for 1272 minutes, spending 141 minutes on an average for each goal. Stuani has 63% Shots on Target, with 19 out of 30 shots inside the crossbar. He has not made any assist. He has scored La Liga 51 goals in 169 games since 10-15 season.
5. Cédric Bakambu [Villarreal CF]
In the fifth place on this list is Cédric Bakambu, the Congolese forward who has been representing his current La Liga team Villarreal since 2015-16. He has played for 1269 minutes in 12 matches in the 2017-18 season, during which he has scored 9 goals, having spent 141 minutes for each goal. Bakambu has secured 59% Shots on Target, sending 16 out of 27 shots inside the crossbar. He has failed to make any assist in this season so far. He has scored a total of 32 goals in 72 Spanish league matches since 15-16 till now.
4. Simone Zaza [Valencia]
Italian international Simone Zaza is in the fourth place on the list of La Liga top scorers 2017-18, based on his performance in the season for the La Liga team Valencia, which he joined in 2016-17 on loan. He has scored 10 goals in the season, during 1181 minutes in 14 matches, and has spent 118 minutes per goal. Zaza has achieved 52% Shots on Target, with 15 out of 29 shots inside the crossbar. He has made no assists. He has played in 34 La Liga matches 16-17, and made 16 goals.
3. Luis Suárez [Barcelona]
In the third place on the list of top goal scorers in La Liga in 2017-18 is Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan striker who has been representing Barcelona since 2014-15. In the current season, he has played for 1252 minutes in 14 matches, and has scored 10 goals, spending 125 minutes per goal. He has secured 62% Shots on Target, sending 26 out of 42 shots inside the crossbar. He has made 1 assist in the season so far. Suárez has appeared in a total of 111 matches in the Spanish League since 14-15, scoring 95 goals.
2. Iago Aspas [Celta de Vigo]
Spanish striker Iago Aspas is the in second spot on the list of La Liga top scorers 2017-18, for his performance in the season for his club, Celta de Vigo, which he joined in the season 2015-16, after playing for in it the 2012-13 season. He has played for 1439 minutes in 16 games, and scored 11 goals, spending 131 minutes per goal. Aspas has 61% Shots on Target, with 26 out of 42 shots inside the crossbar. He has also made 2 assists. In his La Liga career since 12-13, he has scored 58 goals in 166 matches.
1. Lionel Messi [Barcelona]
Leading the list of La Liga top scorers 2017-18 is none other than Lionel Messi, the Argentine forward, based on his performance so far for Barcelona which he joined in 2004-05 season. In the current season, he has appeared in 1530 minutes in 17 matches, and has scored the remarkable 15 goals, spending 102 minutes per goal. He has managed to secure 57% Shots on Target, sending 47 out of 83 shots inside the crossbar. He has made 6 assist, too. In 399 La Liga matches since 04-05, Messi has scored a massive 364 goals.
For those who are curious, Real Madrid’s star forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has appeared in only 12 matches in the season so far, and has managed to score 4 goals, though fans are waiting for him to strike soon and return to his form, to be included in the top goal scorers of the league this season. After winning the Globe soccer award and the Ballon d’Or, fans are expecting him to be back in the top scoring table.