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Best La Liga strikers of all time

It's enough to be just a little bold to say that Spanish La Liga is the most prestigious league in the world, and in this article we want to provide a list of the best La Liga strikers of all time!
Best La Liga strikers of all time

The Spanish La Liga is one of the most prestigious football leagues in the world, with the best clubs, the most skilled players, the most experienced coaches and the most passionate fans in the world.

The excitement of scoring a crucial goal is what draws spectators to the stadiums, and this feeling has made strikers one of the most popular players on the pitch in any club, especially among spectators and club fans.

It is enough to put the above two paragraphs together to reveal the charm of the title of this article: the best La Liga strikers of all time! In other words, in this article we want to present a list of the most popular players in the most popular football league in the world!

In the following, we will provide a list of best ever La Liga strikers, and then share the personal and professional backgrounds of each of these all-time best strikers in La Liga history.

Best La Liga strikers of all time

The Spanish La Liga is a galaxy of football superstars. Each of the clubs in La Liga has many honors and achievements and tries to attract the best players in order to remain among the top clubs in the world. Having old and fierce rivalries between clubs in the Spanish La Liga has increased the sensitivity.

So making a list of the all-time best La Liga forwards is actually choosing the bests from the best strikers in the world! In the following, we will first provide a list of the best La Liga forwards ever in our opinion, and then share the personal and professional profile of each player with you.

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A brief overview of all-time greatest La Liga forwards

In the following, we will have a brief overview of the personal and professional characteristics of the all-time greatest La Liga strikers!

#1 Lionel Messi

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Lionel Andrés Messi
  • Birth: 24 June 1987 (age 33) / Rosario, Argentina

Senior career

  • 2003–2004: Barcelona C, Goals: 5
  • 2004–2005: Barcelona B, Goals: 6
  • 2004–    Barcelona, Goals: 445

National team

  • 2005–: Argentina, Goals: 70

The first player of the list of the best ever La Liga strikers in our opinion is Lionel Andres Messi, an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker. He currently plays for Barcelona and the Argentine national team and captains both teams.

This technical, fast and accurate player with his spectacular rotations is so proud and well known that he does not need to be introduced. To confirm our selection, just take a look at his list of honors and achievements.

Among the honors of this brilliant player, the following can be mentioned:

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
  • UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015

Individual

  • Ballon d'Or/FIFA Ballon d'Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
  • The Best FIFA Men's Player: 2019
  • European Golden Shoe: 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Copa América Golden Ball: 2015
  • UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award: 2011, 2015
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2009
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2009, 2019
  • La Liga Best Player: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
  • La Liga Best Forward: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Pichichi Trophy: 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2009, 2011
  • FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball: 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2011
  • FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Ball: 2005
  • FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Shoe: 2005
  • IFFHS World's Best Playmaker: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • Olimpia de Plata (Argentine Footballer of the Year): 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Copa América Best Young Player: 2007
  • FIFPro Young World Player of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Golden Boy (Young European Footballer of the Year): 2005
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2014–15, 2015–16
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014
  • Copa América Dream Team: 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016
  • Argentine Football Assn. Team of All Time (published 2015)
  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2020
  • L'Équipe Champion of Champions: 2011
  • World Soccer Greatest XI of All Time (published 2013)

The next player in the list of best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion is Cristiano Ronaldo.

#2 Cristiano Ronaldo

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
  • Birth: 5 February 1985 (age 35) / Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Senior career

  • 2002: Sporting CP B, Goals: 0
  • 2002–2003: Sporting CP, Goals: 3
  • 2003–2009: Manchester United, Goals: 84
  • 2009–2018: Real Madrid, Goals: 311
  • 2018–: Juventus, Goals: 55

National team

  • 2003–: Portugal, Goals: 101

The second player of all-time greatest La Liga forwards in our opinion is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a striker. He currently plays for Juventus and the Portuguese national team.

This famous Portuguese striker, who plays artistically with the ball, has fast and strong shots and stunning solo performances. With 450 goals in 438 games, he holds the record for the most goals per game, which previously belonged to Raul. The list of honors of this unique player is:

Sporting

  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2002

Manchester United

  • Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • FA Cup: 2003–04
  • Football League Cup: 2005–06, 2008–09
  • FA Community Shield: 2007
  • UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12, 2016–17
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017

Juventus

  • Serie A: 2018–19, 2019–20
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2018

Portugal

  • UEFA European Championship: 2016
  • UEFA Nations League: 2018–19

Individual

  • FIFA Ballon d'Or/Ballon d'Or: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
  • FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2008
  • The Best FIFA Men's Player: 2016, 2017
  • UEFA Best Player in Europe Award: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2007–08
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2007–08
  • FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year: 2003–04, 2004–05
  • PFA Portuguese Player of the Year: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • FIFA Puskás Award: 2009
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2004, 2012, 2016
  • UEFA European Championship Silver Boot: 2016
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (published 2017)
  • UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: 2019
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2016
  • FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball: 2008, 2014, 2017
  • PFA Young Player of the Year: 2006–07
  • PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Premier League Player of the Season: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • FWA Footballer of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2007–08
  • La Liga Best Player: 2013–14
  • La Liga Best Forward: 2013–14
  • La Liga Most Valuable Player: 2012–13
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Pichichi Trophy: 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • UEFA La Liga Team of The Season: 2015–16, 2016–17
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 2014
  • Serie A Most Valuable Player: 2018–19
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year: 2019
  • Serie A Team of the Year: 2018–19

The next player in the list of best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion is Raúl.

#3 Raúl

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Raúl González Blanco
  • Birth: 27 June 1977 (age 43) / Madrid, Spain

Senior career

  • 1994: Real Madrid C, Goals: 16
  • 1994: Real Madrid B, Goals: 0
  • 1994–2010: Real Madrid, Goals: 228
  • 2010–2012: Schalke 04, Goals: 28
  • 2012–2014: Al Sadd, Goals: 11
  • 2014–2015: New York Cosmos, Goals: 8

National team

  • 1996–2006: Spain, Goals: 44

The next player in the list of greatest La Liga strikers ever in our opinion is Raul Gonzalez Blanco, better known as Raul, a former Spanish player who played as a striker. He is currently the manager of Real Madrid Castilla.

Raul is one of the greatest Spanish players of all time. He joined Real Madrid at the age of 17 and is one of the most important players in the history of this club. He is known for his ability to control the ball and play fair and non-violent.

Some of his honors are as follows:

Real Madrid Youth

  • Dallas Cup: 1993, 1994

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 1994–95, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Supercopa de España: 1997, 2001, 2003, 2008
  • UEFA Champions League: 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2002
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1998, 2002

Schalke 04

  • DFB-Pokal: 2010–11
  • DFL-Supercup: 2011

Al Sadd

  • Qatar Stars League: 2012–13
  • Emir of Qatar Cup: 2014

New York Cosmos

  • North American Soccer League: Spring Season 2015
  • North American Supporters' Trophy: 2015
  • Soccer Bowl: 2015

Individual

  • La Liga's Breakthrough Player: 1994–95
  • Zarra Trophy: 1995–96, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2002–03
  • La Liga's Best Spanish Player: 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02 (record)
  • European Sports Magazines Team of the Year: 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000
  • Pichichi Trophy: 1998–99, 2000–01
  • IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer of the Year: 1999
  • UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying top goalscorer
  • UEFA Champions League top goalscorer: 1999–2000, 2000–01
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02
  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2000
  • Ballon d'Or runner-up: 2001
  • FIFA World Player of the Year Bronze award: 2001
  • UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2002–03
  • FIFA 100
  • Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano: 2007–08
  • Marca Leyenda: 2009
  • Golden Foot Award Runner-up: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Goal of the Month in Germany: August 2011, March 2012, April 2012, July 2013
  • Goal of the Year in Germany: 2011, 2013
  • Qatar Stars League Fair Play Award: 2013
  • NASL Player of the Month: May 2015

Records

  • Real Madrid Record Appearance Maker: 741 games
  • Real Madrid Record Appearance Maker in La Liga: 550 games
  • European Competitions Record Appearance Maker: 150
  • Third leading scorer in the world (throughout history), according to IFFHS Statistics: 125 goals
  • Has not received a red card in entire career

The next player in the list of best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion is Samuel Eto’o.

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#4 Samuel Eto’o

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Samuel Eto'o Fils
  • Birth: 10 March 1981 (age 39) / Douala, Cameroon

Senior career

  • 1997–2000: Real Madrid, Goals: 0
  • 1997–1998: → Leganés (loan), Goals: 3
  • 1999: → Espanyol (loan), Goals: 0
  • 2000: → Mallorca (loan), Goals: 6
  • 2000–2004: Mallorca, Goals: 48
  • 2004–2009: Barcelona, Goals: 108
  • 2009–2011: Inter Milan, Goals: 33
  • 2011–2013: Anzhi Makhachkala, Goals: 25
  • 2013–2014: Chelsea, Goals: 9
  • 2014–2015: Everton, Goals: 3
  • 2015: Sampdoria, Goals: 2
  • 2015–2018: Antalyaspor, Goals: 44
  • 2018: Konyaspor, Goals: 6
  • 2018–2019: Qatar SC, Goals: 6

National team

  • 1997–2014: Cameroon, Goals:  56

The next player of all-time best forwards in La Liga history in our opinion is Samuel Eto'o Fils, a former Cameroonian footballer who played as a striker during his professional football career. According to many experts, Eto'o was one of the best strikers in the world at the height of his career.

One of the best African footballers of all time, he was turned down by Real Madrid early in his career, but then rose to prominence with Barcelona and Inter Milan.

His honor list is as follows:

Mallorca

  • Copa del Rey: 2002–03

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09
  • Copa del Rey: 2008–09
  • Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006
  • UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09

Inter Milan

  • Serie A: 2009–10
  • Coppa Italia: 2009–10, 2010–11
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2010
  • UEFA Champions League: 2009–10
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2010

Cameroon national team

  • African Cup of Nations: 2000, 2002
  • Olympic Gold Medal: 2000

Individual

  • Young African Player of the Year: 2000
  • African Player of the Year: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11
  • FIFA World Player of the Year Bronze Award: 2005
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2005, 2006
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2005, 2006
  • CAF Team of the Year: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Pichichi Trophy: 2005–06
  • UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2005–06
  • African Cup of Nations top goalscorer: 2006, 2008
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2006
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2010
  • Coppa Italia top goalscorer: 2010–11
  • Russian Premier League MVP Award: 2012–13
  • Golden Foot: 2015
  • Globe Soccer Player Career Award: 2016

Records

  • African Cup of Nations all-time top goalscorer
  • RCD Mallorca all-time top goalscorer
  • Cameroon all-time top goalscorer

The next player in the list of best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion is David Villa.

#5 David Villa

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: David Villa Sánchez
  • Birth: 3 December 1981 (age 38) / Langreo, Spain

Senior career

  • 2000–2001: Sporting Gijón B, Goals: 14
  • 2001–2003: Sporting Gijón, Goals: 38
  • 2003–2005: Real Zaragoza, Goals: 32
  • 2005–2010: Valencia, Goals: 108
  • 2010–2013: Barcelona, Goals: 33
  • 2013–2014: Atlético Madrid, Goals: 13
  • 2014–2018: New York City, Goals: 77
  • 2014: → Melbourne City (loan), Goals: 2
  • 2019–2020: Vissel Kobe, Goals: 13

National team

  • 2005–2017: Spain, Goals:  59

The next player of the list of best ever La Liga strikers in our opinion is David Villa Sanchez is a former Spanish footballer who played as a striker. According to many experts, Villa was one of the best strikers of his generation and perhaps in the tempo of the times. David Villa is Spain's top scorer with 59 goals in 97 national games. He also played a key role in Spain winning the 2010 World Cup.

Although Villa was not very tall or very impressive, and although he was originally right-footed, he was very accurate and his finishing shots with his either foot.

Among his honors we can mention:

Zaragoza

  • Copa del Rey: 2003–04
  • Supercopa de España: 2004

Valencia

  • Copa del Rey: 2007–08

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 2010–11, 2012–13
  • Copa del Rey: 2011–12
  • Supercopa de España: 2010, 2011
  • UEFA Champions League: 2010–11
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2011
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2011

Atlético Madrid

  • La Liga: 2013–14

Vissel Kobe

  • Emperor's Cup: 2019

Spain

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008

Individual

  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2010
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2010
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Dream Team
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Man of the Match: Spain vs Honduras
  • UEFA Euro 2008 Golden Boot
  • UEFA Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament
  • UEFA Euro 2008 Man of the Match: Spain vs Russia, Spain vs Sweden
  • 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Shoe
  • 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament.
  • Spanish Player of the Year: 2005–06
  • Zarra Trophy: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
  • USSA Male Athlete of the Year: 2010
  • MLS MVP: 2016
  • MLS Best XI: 2016, 2017
  • MLS All-Star: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Ride of Fame: September 2015
  • NYCFC Most Valuable Player: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • NYCFC Goal of the Year: 2015
  • NYCFC Offensive Player of the Year: 2016
  • MLS Player of the Month: June 2017
  • MLS Player of the Week 2015: Week 2, Week 15
  • NYCFC Etihad Airways Player of the Month: July 2015, April 2016, September 2016, November 2017
  • J1 League Goal of the Year: 2019

Achievements

  • Valencia Top Scorer: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
  • La Liga's Top Assisting Player: 2006–07
  • Spain all-time top scorer: 59 goals
  • Spain's all-time top scorer in FIFA World Cup matches: 9 goals
  • New York City FC all-time top scorer: 80 goals
  • Most goals scored in one World Cup (by a Spanish international): 5 in 2010
  • Most goals scored in one calendar year (by a Spanish international): 12 (2008, 2009)
  • Largest streak of games having scored (by a Spanish international): 6

The next player in the list of best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion is Ronaldo Luís Nazário.

#6 Ronaldo Luís Nazário

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima
  • Birth: 18 September 1976 (age 44) / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Senior career

  • 1993–1994: Cruzeiro, Goals: 12
  • 1994–1996: PSV, Goals: 42
  • 1996–1997: Barcelona, Goals: 34
  • 1997–2002: Inter Milan, Goals: 49
  • 2002–2007: Real Madrid, Goals: 83
  • 2007–2008: Milan, Goals: 9
  • 2009–2011: Corinthians, Goals: 18

National team

  • 1994–2011: Brazil, Goals: 62

The next player in the list of La Liga greatest forwards ever in our opinion is Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima, better known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer who played as a striker during his professional football career.

Ronaldo is considered one of the greatest and most complete strikers of all time. Ronaldo was an individualistic goal scorer, however he was able to provide assists for his teammates due to his eyesight, accurate passing and passing over the goal.

He was an incredibly powerful, fast and technical player, with great moves, as well as a perfect complement. Ronaldo, who was able to use both feet, is one of the most skilled dribbles in the game.

His honors are as follows:

Cruzeiro

  • Campeonato Mineiro: 1994
  • Copa do Brasil: 1993

PSV Eindhoven

  • KNVB Cup: 1995–96
  • Johan Cruyff Shield: 1996

Barcelona

  • Copa del Rey: 1996–97
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1996–97
  • Supercopa de España: 1996

Inter Milan

  • UEFA Cup: 1997–98

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2002–03
  • Intercontinental Cup: 2002
  • Supercopa de España: 2003

Corinthians

  • Campeonato Paulista: 2009
  • Copa do Brasil: 2009

Brazil

  • FIFA World Cup: 1994, 2002; runner-up: 1998
  • Copa América: 1997, 1999; runner-up: 1995
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 1997
  • Summer Olympic Games bronze medal: 1996

Individual

  • Supercopa Libertadores top scorer: 1993–94
  • Supercopa Libertadores Team of the Year: 1993-94
  • Campeonato Mineiro top scorer: 1993–94
  • Campeonato Mineiro Team of the Year: 1994
  • Eredivisie top scorer: 1994–95
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 1996, 1997, 2002
  • Trofeo EFE La Liga Ibero-American Player of the Year: 1996–97, 2002–03
  • Pichichi Trophy: 1996–97, 2003–04
  • European Golden Shoe: 1996–97
  • World Soccer magazine World Player of the Year (3): 1996, 1997, 2002
  • Don Balón Award La Liga Foreign Player of the Year: 1996–97
  • Copa América Final Most Valuable Player: 1997
  • Copa América Most Valuable Player: 1997
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Boot: 1997
  • FIFA Confederations Cup All-Star Team: 1997
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1997
  • Copa América All-Star Team: 1997, 1999
  • IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer of the Year: 1997
  • Bravo Award: 1997, 1998
  • Onze d'Or: 1997, 2002
  • Ballon d'Or: 1997, 2002
  • UNICEF European Footballer of the Season: 1996–97
  • European Sports Media ESM Team of the Year: 1996–97, 1997–98
  • FIFA XI: 1997, 1998
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year: 1998
  • Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: 1998
  • UEFA Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1998
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 1997–98
  • UEFA Club Best Forward: 1997–98
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 1998
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1998, 2002
  • FIFA World Cup top assist provider: 1998
  • Inter Milan Player of the Year: 1998
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe: 2002
  • FIFA World Cup Silver Ball: 2002
  • FIFA World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2002
  • Intercontinental Cup Most Valuable Player: 2002
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2002
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 2002
  • Laureus World Sports Awards Comeback of the Year: 2003
  • FIFA 100 (2004)
  • FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot: 2006
  • Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame: 2006
  • Golden Foot award: 2006
  • France Football magazine's all-time starting XI: 2007
  • Association of Football Statisticians (AFS) Top-100 Players of All Time: 2007. #2
  • Sports Illustrated Team of the Decade: 2009
  • Real Madrid Hall of Fame
  • L'Équipe's top 50 South-American footballers in history: #5
  • Italian Football Hall of Fame: 2015
  • Inter Milan Hall of Fame: 2018
  • Globe Soccer Awards Player Career Award: 2018

The next place in the list of best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion is Ronaldinho.

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#7 Ronaldinho

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira
  • Birth: 21 March 1980 (age 40) / Porto Alegre, Brazil

Senior career

  • 1998–2001: Grêmio, Goals: 21
  • 2001–2003: Paris Saint-Germain, Goals: 17
  • 2003–2008: Barcelona, Goals: 70
  • 2008–2011: Milan, Goals: 20
  • 2011–2012: Flamengo, Goals: 15
  • 2012–2014: Atlético Mineiro, Goals: 16
  • 2014–2015: Querétaro, Goals: 8
  • 2015: Fluminense, Goals: 0

National team

  • 1999–2013: Brazil, Goals: 33

The next player in the list of all-time greatest La Liga strikers in our opinion is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho, a former Brazilian professional footballer who, although played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but had the ability to play as a striker or winger.

Ronaldinho is known as one of the greatest and most skilled players in the history of football. He had a special ability to score and create goal opportunities; he also had the ability to play as a second striker.

His honors are as follows:

Paris Saint-Germain

  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2001

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06
  • Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006
  • UEFA Champions League: 2005–06

Milan

  • Serie A: 2010–11

Flamengo

  • Campeonato Carioca: 2011

Atlético Mineiro

  • Campeonato Mineiro: 2013
  • Copa Libertadores: 2013
  • Recopa Sudamericana: 2014

Brazil

  • Copa América: 1999
  • CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament: 2000
  • FIFA World Cup: 2002
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 2005
  • Olympic Bronze Medal: 2008

Individual

  • FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball: 1999
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Shoe: 1999
  • South American Team of the Year: 1999
  • Bola de Prata: 2000, 2011, 2012
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2002
  • Ligue 1 Goal of The Year: 2003
  • La Liga Best Foreign Player: 2003–04, 2005–06
  • Trofeo EFE: 2003–04
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2004, 2005
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2005, 2006
  • World Soccer Magazine World Player of The Year: 2004, 2005
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2004–05
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Ball: 2005
  • Ballon d'Or: 2005
  • Onze d'Or: 2005
  • FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2005, 2006
  • FIFPro World XI: 2005, 2006, 2007
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2005–06
  • La Liga top assist provider: 2005–06
  • UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2005–06
  • FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball: 2006
  • FIFA World Player of the Year Bronze award: 2006
  • Golden Foot: 2009
  • Sports Illustrated Team of the Decade: 2009
  • Serie A top assist provider: 2009–10
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year: 2011, 2012
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Fan's Player: 2012
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A top assist provider: 2012
  • Bola de Ouro: 2012
  • Copa Libertadores top assist provider: 2012, 2013
  • South American Footballer of the Year: 2013
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (substitute; published in 2015)
  • FIFA 100
  • Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame
  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame

The next player in the list of best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion is Karim Benzema.

#8 Karim Benzema

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Karim Mostafa Benzema
  • Birth: 19 December 1987 (age 32) / Lyon, France

Senior career

  • 2004–2006: Lyon B, Goals: 15
  • 2004–2009: Lyon, Goals: 43
  • 2009–: Real Madrid, Goals: 170

National team

  • 2007–: France, Goals: 27

The next player in the list of best La Liga forwards ever in our opinion is Karim Mostafa Benzema, a French professional footballer who plays as a striker. He has been described as an "immensely talented striker" who is "strong and powerful" and "a potent finisher from inside the box".

His honors with Everton are:

Lyon

  • Ligue 1: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Coupe de France: 2007–08
  • Trophée des Champions: 2006, 2007

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12, 2016–17, 2019–20
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Individual

  • Bravo Award: 2008
  • Ligue 1 Top Goalscorer: 2007–08
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: January 2008, April 2008
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2007–08
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2007–08
  • Étoile d'Or: 2007–08
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2019 (15th forward)
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 3rd team: 2015, 2017
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 4th team: 2014, 2016
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 5th team: 2018
  • UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2011–12
  • La Liga Player of the Month: October 2014, June 2020
  • French Player of the Year: 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Fastest goal in an El Clásico on 10 December 2011 (21 seconds)
  • Trophées UNFP for Best French Player playing Abroad: 2019
  • UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2019–20

The next player in the list of best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion is Hugo Sanchez.

#9 Hugo Sanchez

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Hugo Sanchez Márquez
  • Birth: 11 July 1958 (age 62) / Mexico City, Mexico

Senior career

  • 1976–1981: UNAM, Goals: 97
  • 1979–1980: → San Diego Sockers (loan), Goals: 26
  • 1981–1985: Atlético Madrid, Goals: 54
  • 1985–1992: Real Madrid, Goals: 164
  • 1992–1993: América, Goals: 11
  • 1993–1994: Rayo Vallecano, Goals: 16
  • 1994–1995: Atlante, Goals: 13
  • 1995–1996: Linz, Goals: 6
  • 1996: Dallas Burn, Goals: 11
  • 1997: Atlético Celaya, Goals: 2

National team

  • 1977–1994: Mexico, Goals: 29

The next player of our list of all-time greatest strikers in La Liga history in our opinion is Hugo Sanchez, a former Mexican footballer who played as a striker. Known for his spectacular attacks and shots, Sanchez is known as the greatest Mexican footballer of all time and one of the greatest players of his generation.

 His honor list is as follows:

UNAM

  • Primera División: 1976–77, 1980–81
  • CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 1980
  • Copa Interamericana: 1980

Atlético Madrid

  • Copa del Rey: 1984–85

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90
  • Supercopa de España: 1988, 1989, 1990
  • Copa del Rey: 1988–89
  • UEFA Cup: 1985–86

Linz

  • First League: 1995–96

Mexico

  • Pan American Games: 1975
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup: 1977

Individual

  • Mexican Primera División Winger of the Tournament: 1977–78, 1978–79
  • Mexican Primera División Balón de Oro: 1978–79
  • Mexican Primera División Golden Boot: 1978–79
  • European Golden Shoe: 1990
  • La Liga top goalscorer: 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1989–90
  • Don Balón Award – Best Foreign Player: 1986–87, 1989–90
  • CONCACAF Champions' Cup top goalscorer: 1992
  • Best Sportist of Mexico of the 20th century
  • IFFHS Best footballer of Mexico of the 20th century
  • IFFHS Best footballer of CONCACAF of the 20th century
  • FIFA 100: 2004
  • Golden Foot Legends Award: 2010
  • FIFA XI: 1982
  • IFFHS Legends
  • Marca Leyenda: 2018

And finally, the last player in the list of best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion is Alfredo Di Stefano.

#10 Alfredo Di Stefano

Best La Liga strikers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé
  • Birth: 4 July 1926 / Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Death: 7 July 2014 (aged 88) / Madrid, Spain

Senior career

  • 1945–1949: River Plate, Goals: 49
  • 1945–1946: → Huracán (loan), Goals: 10
  • 1949–1953: Millonarios, Goals: 90
  • 1953–1964: Real Madrid, Goals: 216
  • 1964–1966: Espanyol, Goals: 11

National team

  • 1947: Argentina, Goals: 6
  • 1949: Colombia, Goals: 0
  • 1957–1962: Spain, Goals: 23

The last player of our list of La Liga best forwards ever in our opinion is Alfredo Di Stefano, an Argentine footballer who was known as one of the best footballers of all time. He was a powerful, fast and skilled striker who, with his excellent endurance, tactical versatility, creativity and vision, could play almost anywhere on the field.

Some of his honors are:

River Plate

  • Primera División: 1945, 1947
  • Copa Aldao: 1947

Millonarios

  • Colombian Championship: 1949, 1951, 1952
  • Copa Colombia: 1953
  • Small Club World Cup: 1953

Real Madrid

  • Primera División: 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64
  • Copa del Rey: 1962
  • European Cup: 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60
  • Small Club World Cup: 1956
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1960
  • Latin Cup: 1955, 1957

Argentina

  • South American Championship: 1947

Individual

  • Argentine Primera División top scorer: 1947
  • Campeonato Profesional top scorer: 1951, 1952
  • Pichichi Trophy: 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
  • Ballon d'Or: 1957, 1959
  • Pequeña Copa del Mundo de Clubes|Intercontinental Cup top scorer: 9 goals
  • Super Ballon d'Or: 1989
  • European Cup top scorer: 1958, 1962
  • Spanish Player (Athlete) of the Year: 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964
  • FIFA Order of Merit: 1994
  • World Soccer World XI: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
  • World Team of the 20th Century: 1998
  • FIFA 100: 2004
  • UEFA Jubilee Awards – Golden Player of Spain: 2004
  • Golden Foot: 2004, as football legend
  • UEFA President's Award: 2007
  • World Soccer Greatest XI of all time: 2013
  • IFFHS Legends

Records

  • Scored in most European Cup finals: 5
  • Scored in most consecutive European Cup finals: 5.
  • Most goals scored in European Cup finals: 7 (shared with Ferenc Puskás)
  • Only player to be awarded the Super Ballon d'Or

In this article we presented a list of  best La Liga strikers of all time in our opinion. In the next articles, we will review other top players of La Liga and their honors and achievements.

 

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