Eighth Pichichi for Leo Messi

Eighth Pichichi for Leo Messi

With 30 goals in 35 games, the Argentinian has once again topped the Liga goalscoring charts

Leo Messi has won the Pichichi Trophy for topping the Liga goalscoring charts for an astonishing eighth time. His 30 goals in 35 games sealed it by some margin ahead of his two closet challengers Karim Benzema of Real Madrid and Gerard Moreno of Villarreal, who scored 23 each.


Last season he beat the all-time record of six, held until then by Athletic legend Telmo Zarra, and now he gone one more as his stratospheric career continues to test the limits of footballing possibility.

He also topped the league in the following categories:

Most goals plus assists (39)
Most shots (196)
Most chances created (77)
Most great chances created (22)
Most passes into space (20)
Most entries in the opposing area (327)
Most completed dribbles (159)
Most fouls received (99)
Most touches in opposing area (243)

30 goals for the ninth time

Any normal striker would be pleased to complete one season with 30 goals. The Argentinian has now done it nine times.

His most extraordinary year was 2011/12, when he scored a staggering 50, but he also topped the 30 mark in 2009/10 (34 goals), 2010/11 (31), 2012/13 (46), 2014 / 15 (43), 2016/17 (37), 2017/18 (34) and 2018/19 (36).


Other feats this year have included a seventh Copa del Rey, becoming the Barça player with the most all-time appearances (778, beating the previous record held by Xavi) and surpassing Pelé's amazing record of scoring the most goals for a single club – with a tally that now stands at a magnificent 672 goals.

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