La Liga goalkeepers seem to be more lenient to star players or maybe they are just too good to stop. The goal tallies of these stars balloon when they join the Spanish League. Take for example Cristiano Ronaldo, the highest he ever scored was 42 when he played for Manchester United. When joined Real Madrid he started netting 50 goals every season. The same can be said about Luis Suarez and now Philip Coutinho. Historically, the Spanish Championship boasts of more skilful players as compared to the English Premier League. Today, we want to take a look at all-time top scorers in La Liga history.
5. Raul Gonzalez- 228 goals (550 La Liga matches)
Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez comes 5th in the log. He might have scored 323 goals in all competitions for the Los Blancos but in La Liga, he failed to dethrone Hugo Sanchez who was ahead of him. Ronaldo is now setting new crazy records at Santiago Bernabeu that may never be broken for centuries to come.
4. Hugo Sanchez-234 goals (347 La Liga matches)
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The Mexican has been on top of the log at Santiago Bernabeu since 1992 when he left Real Madrid to join club America. He joined the Los Blancos in 1985 from City rivals Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo drew level with him last weekend with a spot-kick against Eibar.
3. Telmo Zarra-251 goals (323 La Liga matches)
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The former Athletic Bilbao star comes 3rd in the log. He played in La Liga in the 1940s and 1950s. He needed more than 300 La Liga games to score 251 goals in La Liga. What is special about Telmo Zarra record is that it was intact for over 65 years. It will be hard for anybody to break the numbers Ronaldo and Messi will leave behind.