Barcelona captain wins Spanish top scorer for eighth times and the fifth in a row
Barcelona has closed in Eibar season 20-21. It has put an end to another gray campaign marked by irregularity in which it has only raised the Copa del Rey. But it has also been the course in which Messi has continued to make history and has become the record man of LaLiga. His 30 goals will allow him to win his eighth Pichichi and the fifth in a row – waiting for the Seville and En-Nesyri, which is 12 points away, play your game tomorrow, – a feat that no one had ever achieved before.
Messi, to which Koeman has released from the match against him Eibar and he is already on vacation, he won his first Pichichi in the 09-10 season, five after his debut in First with Frank Rijkaard. From the hand of Only camp the Pep Guardiola, signed 34 goals, seven more than Higuan and eight more than Cristiano Ronaldo. Two seasons later, on 11-12, he was the top director of Primera again thanks to 50! so many that he achieved, his record record. Super in four goals to the Portuguese, who was second. Pichichi repeated in the 12-13 (46 goals), 16-17 (37), 17-18 (34), 18-19 (36), 19-20 (25) and 20-21 (30). At 33, he is the most prominent attacker in LaLiga.
But not only has no one been the best director of Primera eight times, the second is Telmo Zarra with six, but no one has achieved five in a row either. Hugo Sanchez, which has five in its showcases, linked four: he was the top scorer in 84-85, 85-86, 86-87 and 87-88. Alfredo Di Steffano, that also conquered a little hand from Pichichis, they chain another four: from the 55-56 course to the 58-59.
In the rest of the major European competitions, there is no player who has been the top scorer for so many years. The one that comes closest to it is Gerd Mller. The attacker of the Bavaria de Munich He was the Pichichi of the Bundesliga in seven seasons: 66-67, 68-69, 69-70, 71-72, 72-73, 73-74 and 77-78. In Serie A, the Swede Gunnar Nordhal it was in five with him Milan in the 50s of the last century. Jean-Pierre Papin It was also exhibited, in Ligue1, in five seasons, and consecutively !, with the Marsella Olympic from 87-88 to 91-92. Thierry Henry, in the Premier with the Arsenal, was Pichichi four times. Ruud Geels, in the Eredivisie, he was most effective in five courses between the 70s and 80s defending the Ajax y del Sparta Rotterdam.