This was the second season in which Barça have had the top goalkeeper and striker in the same league championship. The same players, Messi and Valdés, also won the two titles in the 2009/10 season.
The Argentinian is the ninth player in Liga history be top goalscorer twice.
It is the fourth time that a team has won the Zamora and Pichichi without winning the championship title. The same happened to Athletic Bilbao (1946/47), Valencia (1957/58) and Deportivo (1992/93).
Leo Messi thus joins a select group of players that have topped the scoring charts in la Liga on more than one occasion. His predecessors have been Forlán, Raúl, Ronaldo, Kempes, Amancio, Pahiño, Mundo and Gorostiza. Meanwhile, Valdés has not only equalled Ramallets’ legendary record of five Zamora titles, but has also become the first person to win four times in a row.
A team that produces the best striker and goalkeeper in a league season would normally be expected to also take the Liga championship. That was not the case with FCB this season, and neither was it the first time this peculiar circumstance has happened. Athletic Bilbao (1946/47), Valencia (1957/58) and Deportivo (1992/93) faced the same fate. (via FCBarcelona.com)
1946/47-Zarra (Athletic Club)-Lezama (Athletic Club)-València
1957/58-Ricardo (València)-Goyo (València)-R.Madrid
1992/93-Bebeto (Deportivo)-Liaño (Deportivo)-FC Barcelona
2011/12-Messi (FC Barcelona)-Valdés (FC Barcelona)-R.Madrid