14 May 2012

Record breaking ‘Pichichi’ and ‘Golden Boot’

Leo Messi’s 50 league goals this season have made him the highest ever ‘Pichichi’ (top scorer) in La Liga and catapulted him to the head of the ranking of ‘Golden Boots’ of all time.

Leo Messi just keeps on breaking records. Now he has established a new record for both the ‘Pichichi’ (top scorer in La Liga) and the ‘Golden Boot’, beating Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 41 La Liga goals in the 2010/11 season, and Dudu Georgescu’s 47 goals for Dynamo Bucharest in the 1976/77 season. He is the highest scoring ‘Golden Boot’ since the award was established in the 1966/67 season. Behind him in the ranking comes Hector Yazalde of Sporting Lisbon, who scored 46 goals in the 1973/74 season. Messi has smashed all the records at a stroke. (via FCBarcelona.com)

Here is a list of the ten highest scoring ‘Pichichis’ and Golden Boots’:

[Pichichi]
50 goals – Leo Messi (FC Barcelona, 2011/12)
41 goals – Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 2010/11)
38 goals – Hugo Sanchez (Real Madrid, 1989/90)
38 goals – Telmo Zarra (Atletic Club, 1950/51)
35 goals – Baltazar (Atletico Madrid, 1988/89)
34 goals – Telmo Zarra (Athletic Club, 1946/47)
34 goals – Hugo Sanchez (Real Madrid, 1986/87)
34 goals – Ronaldo (FC Barcelona, 1996/97)
34 goals – Leo Messi (FC Barcelona, 2009/10)
32 goals – Diego Forlan (Atletico Madrid, 2008/09)

[Golden Boot]
50 goals – Leo Messi (FC Barcelona, 2011/12)
47 goals – Dudu Georgescu (Dynamo Bucharest, 1976/77)
46 goals - Hector Yazalde (Sporting Lisbon, 19973/74)
44 goals – Josip Skoblar (Olympique Marseille, 1970/71)
43 goals – Dorin Mateut (Dynamo Bucharest, 1988/89)
42 goals – Mario Jardel (Sporting Lisbon, 2011/02)
42 goals – Eusebio (SL Benfica, 1967/68)
41 goals – Hansi Krankl (Rapid Vienna, 1977/78)
40 goals – Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich, 1971/72)
40 goals – Eusebio (SL Benfica, 1972/73)
40 goals – Cristiano Ronaldo (Madrid, 2010/11)