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


Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski is set to serve the second of his three-match suspension on Sunday, and he’ll be hoping the lead he’s built in the Golden Boot table (13 goals) will see him return to action in February in the top spot.

Three goals behind Lewandowski is Espanyol’s Joselu (10 goals), with five players one goal further behind. In that group is Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema (8 goals), who was last season’s top scorer. He can potentially make a dent in Lewandowski’s lead while the Polish star waits on the sidelines.

In addition to Benzema, Real Madrid have a few other players who could make a move up the Golden Boot table, with Federico Valverde and Vinicius Jr. both on six goals. 

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 21.

Rank Player Club Goals (PKs) Assists Matches Mins
1. Robert Lewandowski Barcelona 13 (0) 4 15 1,158
2. Joselu Espanyol 10 (3) 2 17 1,440
3. Iago Aspas Celta Vigo (1) 3 18 1,480
  Borja Iglesias Real Betis 8 (3) 2 14 1,029
  Karim Benzema Real Madrid 8 (3) 1 9 718
  Alexander Sorloth Real Sociedad 8 (0) 1 14 1,111
  Vedat Muriqi Mallorca 8 (2) 1 16 1,393
8. Brais Mendez Real Sociedad 7 (0) 3 17 1,358
  Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid 7 (0) 1 18 1,067
10. Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 6 (0) 5 18 1,084
  Vinicius Jr Real Madrid 6 (0) 3 16 1,319
  Federico Valverde Real Madrid 6 (0) 2 16 1,195
  Ezequiel ‘Chimy’ Avila Osasuna 6 (2) 1 15 992
14. Ousmane Dembele Barcelona 5 (0) 5 16 991
  Isi Palazon Rayo Vallecano 5 (1) 3 17 1,333
  Enes Unal Getafe 5 (0) 3 17 1,388
  Edinson Cavani Valencia 5 (2) 1 9 514
  Sergio Leon Real Valladolid 5 (1) 1 14 707
  Inaki Williams Athletic Club 5 (0) 1 17 1,373
  Gorka Guruzeta Athletic Club 5 (0) 0 10 391
  Cristhian Stuani Girona 5 (3) 0 13 531
  • 4 goals: 12 players
  • 3 goals: 19 players
  • 2 goals: 38 players
  • 1 goal: 90 players
  • Own goals: 9

There have been 421 total goals scored in La Liga this season with nine 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 (2): Ivan Balliu (x2)
  • 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) SkyBet DraftKings
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.

Year Player Team Goals
2021-22 Karim Benzema Real Madrid 27
2020-21 Lionel Messi Barcelona 30
2019-20 Lionel Messi Barcelona 25
2018-19 Lionel Messi Barcelona 36
2017-18 Lionel Messi Barcelona 34
2016-17 Lionel Messi Barcelona 37
2015-16 Luis Suarez Barcelona 40
2014-15 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 48
2013-14 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 31
2012-13 Lionel Messi Barcelona 46
2011-12 Lionel Messi Barcelona 50
2010-11 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 40
2009-10 Lionel Messi Barcelona 34
2008-09 Diego Forlan Atletico Madrid 32
2007-08 Daniel Guiza Mallorca 27
2006-07 Ruud van Nistelrooy Real Madrid 25
2005-06 Samuel Eto’o Barcelona 26
2004-05 Samuel Eto’o Barcelona 25
  Diego Forlan Villarreal 25
2003-04 Ronaldo Real Madrid 24
2002-03 Roy Makaay Deportivo La Coruna 29
2001-02 Diego Tristan Deportivo La Coruna 20
2000-01 Raul Real Madrid 24
1999-00 Salva Ballesta Racing Santander 27
1998-99 Raul Real Madrid 24
1997-98 Christian Vieri Atletico Madrid 24
1996-97 Ronaldo Barcelona 34
1995-96 Juan Antonio Pizzi Tenerife 31

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

Rank Player Club Goals (PKs) Assists Matches Mins
1. Karim Benzema Real Madrid 27 (7) 12 32 2,603
2. Iago Aspas Celta Vigo 18 (3) 6 37 3,095
3. Vinicius Jr. Real Madrid 17 (0) 13 35 2,699
  Raul de Tomas Espanyol 17 (5) 3 34 2,927
5. Juanmi Real Betis 16 (0) 5 33 2,146
  Enes Unal Getafe 16 (2) 1 37 2,813
7. Joselu Alaves 14 (6) 5 37 3,125
8. Jose Luis Morales Levante 13 (3) 7 35 2,726
9. Angel Correa Atletico Madrid 12 (0) 5 36 1,855
  Memphis Depay Barcelona 12 (2) 2 27 1,829

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

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