Barça leads the way with 17 different league goalscorers
No club in any of Europe's big five leagues can match the Catalans for having so many players find the target this season
When Óscar Mingueza headed in Barça’s third goal against Huesca, it made him the seventeenth different player to score in what has gone of the 2020/21 season:
Messi: 21 goals
Ansu Fati: 4
Jordi Alba: 3
De Jong: 3
Riqui Puig: 1
Sergi Roberto: 1
Ilaix Moriba: 1
Unmatched in Europe's big five leagues
That’s more different goalscorers than any other club can boast, not only in la Liga, but also in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1, where Atalanta and Manchester City come closest with 16 different goalscorers each.
Barça only has six outfield players that have yet to register a goal: Dest, Piqué, Umtiti, Busquets, Pjanić and Matheus (although Dest did get one on the Champions League and Piqué scored the crucial equaliser against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey. That’s 19 goalscorers in all competitions, although Villarreal can actually go one better in that category with 20.
Messi number one
It goes without saying that the man who has been getting most of those goals is Leo Messi, who netted another two on Monday for a total of 21, putting him top of the Liga goalscoring charts and on course for a fifth ‘Pichichi’ trophy in a row.
Especially impressive is the fact that six of Barça’s 17 league goalscorers all got their first ever goals for the club: Trincão, Pedri, Araujo, Riqui Puig, Ilaix Moriba and Mingueza (and Dest also scored his first goal), all helping to put together an amazing run of 17 games without defeat. What’s clear is that Ronald Koeman has no shortage of attacking resources in his squad and is making very fine use of them too!.