La Liga is the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish Football League system. Commonly known in Spain as Primera División, it is administrated by the Liga Nacional de Futbol Profesional. Twenty teams compete against each other every year, as the three teams at the bottom of the ranking relegate to the Segunda División, replaced by the division’s top two teams and the pay-off winners.
La Liga has been found in 1929, with 62 teams competing in it since its beginning. A total of nine teams have been crowned champions from the beginning of the competition. Real Madrid is the record winner, with 34 won cups, followed by Barcelona with 26.
La Liga is one of the most famous professional sports leagues in the world. Football clubs from La Liga have won the most UEFA Champions League (18), UEFA Europa League (13), UEFA Super Cup (15), FIFA Club World Cup (7). La Liga players have been awarded the highest number of UEFA Club Player of the Year (11), UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, FIFA World Player of the Year (19), The Best FIFA Men’s Player, and Ballon d’Or awards (23).
It has been the top league in Europe seven years in a row, between 2013 and 2019. La Liga is also the third-highest professional football league worldwide, after Bundesliga and Premier League, and the sixth-wealthiest professional sports league in the world by revenue.
La Liga Top Scorers Of All Time
Some of the best goal scorers of all time have been playing at La Liga through the years, becoming true legends.
Until 2014 Telmo Zarra was La Liga’s top scorer, winning the top scorer award in six seasons and the golden boot award six times. The legend of Atletic Bilbao has never been part of another team in the league.
Then, Lionel Messi’s era started. Up today, Barcelona’s player is the top scorer of La Liga with 474 goals scored up to May 2021. He is the only player to win eight times the award for top-scorer and holds the record for most goals scored in a season – 50.
A list of all-time top scorers at La Liga:
1. Lionel Messi – 474 goals
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 311 goals
3. Telmo Zarra – 251 goals
4. Hugo Sanchez – 234 goals
5. Raul – 229 goals
6. Alfredo di Stefano – 227 goals
7. Cesar Rodriguez – 221 goals
8. Enrique Castro Gonzalez – 219 goals
9. Pahino – 214 goals
10. Mundo – 196 goals
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