Pichichi Trophy

In Spanish football, the Trofeo Pichichi is awarded by the sports newspaper Marca to the top goalscorer of each La Liga season. Named after the Athletic Bilbao striker Rafael "Pichichi" Moreno, the trophy has been awarded annually since the 1952–53 season.[2] All top scorers who preceded the award's creation were retroactively named Pichichi winners by Marca. Since the 2014–15 season, the top scorer of the Liga Iberdrola is also awarded the Pichichi Trophy.[3]

Pichichi Trophy
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Lionel Messi has won the award a record eight times, more than any other player in history.[1]
Awarded forLeading Goalscorer from every Spanish La Liga season
Presented byMarca (1952–present)
First awarded1929 (All top scorers from Spanish La Liga who preceded the award's creation were retroactively named Pichichi winners by Marca)
Currently held byArgentina Lionel Messi (8th award)
Most awardsArgentina Lionel Messi (8)
Websitewww.marca.com/en

The Pichichi is not officially recognised by the league's governing body, the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional. As the award is based on Marca's subjective criteria, its data may differ from the official match delegate reports. For the top scorers in the Spanish soccer league according to LaLiga data, see List of La Liga top scorers. The player with the record number of wins is Lionel Messi with eight, all for Barcelona.[4]

WinnersEdit

 
Telmo Zarra won the inaugural Pichichi Trophy in 1953 and finished with six trophies.
 
Quini won consecutive Pichichi Trophies with two different clubs.
Key
  Player also won the European Golden Shoe (first awarded in 1968)
Season Player(s) Club(s) Goals Games Ratio
1929   Paco Bienzobas Real Sociedad 14[a] 18 0.778
1929–30   Guillermo Gorostiza Athletic Bilbao 19[b] 18 1.056
1930–31   Bata Athletic Bilbao 27 17 1.588
1931–32   Guillermo Gorostiza (2) Athletic Bilbao 12[c] 15 0.8
1932–33   Manuel Olivares Real Madrid 16 14 1.143
1933–34   Isidro Lángara Oviedo 27[d] 18 1.5
1934–35   Isidro Lángara (2) Oviedo 26[e] 22 1.182
1935–36   Isidro Lángara (3) Oviedo 28[f] 21 1.333
1939–40   Víctor Unamuno Athletic Bilbao 20 22 0.909
1940–41   Pruden Atlético Madrid 30[g] 22 1.364
1941–42   Mundo Valencia 27 25 1.08
1942–43   Mariano Martín Barcelona 32[h] 23 1.391
1943–44   Mundo (2) Valencia 27[i] 26 1.038
1944–45   Telmo Zarra Athletic Bilbao 19[j] 26 0.731
1945–46   Telmo Zarra (2) Athletic Bilbao 24 18 1.333
1946–47   Telmo Zarra (3) Athletic Bilbao 34[k] 24 1.417
1947–48   Pahiño Celta Vigo 23[l] 22 1.045
1948–49   César Barcelona 28[m] 24 1.167
1949–50   Telmo Zarra (4) Athletic Bilbao 25[n] 26 0.962
1950–51   Telmo Zarra (5) Athletic Bilbao 38 30 1.267
1951–52   Pahiño (2) Real Madrid 28 27 1.037
1952–53   Telmo Zarra (6) Athletic Bilbao 24 29 0.828
1953–54   Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid 27 28 0.964
1954–55   Juan Arza Sevilla 28 29 0.966
1955–56   Alfredo Di Stéfano (2) Real Madrid 24 30 0.8
1956–57   Alfredo Di Stéfano (3) Real Madrid 31 30 1.033
1957–58   Manuel Badenes Valladolid 19 29 0.655
  Ricardo Alós Valencia 19 29 0.655
  Alfredo Di Stéfano (4) Real Madrid 19 30 0.633
1958–59   Alfredo Di Stéfano (5) Real Madrid 23 28 0.821
1959–60   Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid 26[o] 24 1.083
1960–61   Ferenc Puskás (2) Real Madrid 27[p] 28 0.964
1961–62   Juan Seminario Zaragoza 25 30 0.833
1962–63   Ferenc Puskás (3) Real Madrid 26 30 0.867
1963–64   Ferenc Puskás (4) Real Madrid 20[q] 25 0.8
1964–65   Cayetano Ré Barcelona 25[r] 30 0.833
1965–66   Vavá II Elche 19[s] 30 0.633
1966–67   Waldo Valencia 24 30 0.8
1967–68   Fidel Uriarte Athletic Bilbao 22 24 0.917
1968–69   Amancio Real Madrid 14 29 0.483
  José Eulogio Gárate Atlético Madrid 14 30 0.467
1969–70   Amancio (2) Real Madrid 16 29 0.552
  Luis Aragonés Atlético Madrid 16 30 0.533
  José Eulogio Gárate (2) Atlético Madrid 16 30 0.533
1970–71   José Eulogio Gárate (3) Atlético Madrid 17 28 0.607
  Carles Rexach Barcelona 17 28 0.607
1971–72   Enrique Porta Granada 20 31 0.645
1972–73   Marianín Oviedo 19 32 0.594
1973–74   Quini Sporting Gijón 20 34 0.588
1974–75   Carlos Athletic Bilbao 19 32 0.594
1975–76   Quini (2) Sporting Gijón 18[t] 34 0.529
1976–77   Mario Kempes Valencia 24 34 0.706
1977–78   Mario Kempes (2) Valencia 28 34 0.824
1978–79   Hans Krankl Barcelona 29 30 0.967
1979–80   Quini (3) Sporting Gijón 24 34 0.706
1980–81   Quini (4) Barcelona 20 30 0.667
1981–82   Quini (5) Barcelona 26[u] 32 0.813
1982–83   Poli Rincón Real Betis 20 30 0.667
1983–84   Jorge da Silva Valladolid 17 30 0.567
  Juanito Real Madrid 17 31 0.548
1984–85   Hugo Sánchez Atlético Madrid 19 33 0.576
1985–86   Hugo Sánchez (2) Real Madrid 22 33 0.667
1986–87   Hugo Sánchez (3) Real Madrid 34 41 0.829
1987–88   Hugo Sánchez (4) Real Madrid 29 36 0.806
1988–89   Baltazar Atlético Madrid 35 36 0.972
1989–90   Hugo Sánchez (5) Real Madrid 38 35 1.086
1990–91   Emilio Butragueño Real Madrid 19 35 0.543
1991–92   Manolo Atlético Madrid 27 36 0.75
1992–93   Bebeto Deportivo La Coruña 29 37 0.784
1993–94   Romário Barcelona 30 33 0.909
1994–95   Iván Zamorano Real Madrid 28 38 0.737
1995–96   Juan Antonio Pizzi Tenerife 31 41 0.756
1996–97   Ronaldo Barcelona 34 37 0.919
1997–98   Christian Vieri Atlético Madrid 24 24 1
1998–99   Raúl Real Madrid 25 37 0.676
1999–00   Salva Racing Santander 27 36 0.75
2000–01   Raúl (2) Real Madrid 24 36 0.667
2001–02   Diego Tristán Deportivo La Coruña 21[v] 35 0.6
2002–03   Roy Makaay Deportivo La Coruña 29 38 0.763
2003–04   Ronaldo (2) Real Madrid 25[w] 32 0.781
2004–05   Diego Forlán Villarreal 25[x] 38 0.658
2005–06   Samuel Eto'o Barcelona 26 34 0.765
2006–07   Ruud van Nistelrooy Real Madrid 25 37 0.676
2007–08   Daniel Güiza Mallorca 27 37 0.73
2008–09   Diego Forlán (2) Atlético Madrid 32 33 0.97
2009–10   Lionel Messi Barcelona 34 35 0.971
2010–11   Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 41[5][y] 34 1.206
2011–12   Lionel Messi (2) Barcelona 50 37 1.351
2012–13   Lionel Messi (3) Barcelona 46 32 1.438
2013–14   Cristiano Ronaldo (2) Real Madrid 31 30 1.033
2014–15   Cristiano Ronaldo (3) Real Madrid 48 35 1.371
2015–16   Luis Suárez Barcelona 40 35 1.143
2016–17   Lionel Messi (4) Barcelona 37 34 1.088
2017–18   Lionel Messi (5) Barcelona 34 36 0.944
2018–19   Lionel Messi (6) Barcelona 36 34 1.059
2019–20   Lionel Messi (7) Barcelona 25 33 0.758
2020–21   Lionel Messi (8) Barcelona 30 35 0.857

StatisticsEdit

 
Athletic Bilbao striker Rafael "Pichichi" Moreno is the trophy's namesake.

Wins by player (multiple)Edit

Player Wins Seasons
  Lionel Messi 8 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
  Telmo Zarra 6 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1952–53
  Alfredo Di Stéfano 5 1953–54, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59
  Quini 1973–74, 1975–76, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82
  Hugo Sánchez 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1989–90
  Ferenc Puskás 4 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64
  Isidro Lángara 3 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36
  José Eulogio Gárate 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71
  Cristiano Ronaldo 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  Guillermo Gorostiza 2 1929–30, 1931–32
  Mundo 1941–42, 1943–44
  Pahiño 1947–48, 1951–52
  Amancio 1968–69, 1969–70
  Mario Kempes 1976–77, 1977–78
  Raúl 1998–99, 2000–01
  Ronaldo 1996–97, 2003–04
  Diego Forlán 2004–05, 2008–09

Consecutive winsEdit

Alfredo Di Stéfano and Hugo Sánchez both won four successive Pichichis. Di Stéfano represented Real Madrid, while Sánchez played his first season for Atlético Madrid and the next three for Real Madrid.
Player Wins Seasons
  Lionel Messi 5 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
  Alfredo Di Stéfano 4 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59
  Hugo Sánchez 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88
  Isidro Lángara 3 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36
  Telmo Zarra 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47
  José Eulogio Gárate 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71
  Quini 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82
 
Lionel Messi is the only player in history to win five consecutive Pichichi top scorer awards, all with Barcelona (from 2016–17 to 2020–21).

Wins by clubEdit

Club Players Total
  Real Madrid 13 27
  Barcelona 11 19
  Athletic Bilbao 6 12
  Atlético Madrid 8 10
  Valencia 4 6
  Oviedo 2 4
  Sporting Gijón 1 3
  Deportivo La Coruña 3 3
  Valladolid 2 2
  Real Sociedad 1 1
  Celta Vigo 1 1
  Sevilla 1 1
  Zaragoza 1 1
  Elche 1 1
  Granada 1 1
  Real Betis 1 1
  Tenerife 1 1
  Racing Santander 1 1
  Villarreal 1 1
  Mallorca 1 1

Wins by countryEdit

Country Players Total
  Spain 33 51
  Argentina 3 15
  Brazil 5 6
  Mexico 1 5
  Hungary 1 4
  Uruguay 3 4
  Portugal 1 3
  Netherlands 2 2
  Peru 1 1
  Paraguay 1 1
  Cameroon 1 1
  Chile 1 1
  Italy 1 1
  Austria 1 1

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ According to Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) match delegate reports, Bienzobas scored 17 goals.
  2. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Gorostiza scored 20 goals.
  3. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Bata was top scorer with 13 goals.
  4. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Lángara scored 26 goals.
  5. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Lángara scored 27 goals.
  6. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Lángara scored 28 goals.
  7. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Pruden scored 33 goals.
  8. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Martín scored 30 goals.
  9. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Mundo scored 28 goals.
  10. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Zarra scored 20 goals.
  11. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Zarra scored 33 goals.
  12. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Pahiño scored 20 goals.
  13. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, César scored 27 goals.
  14. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Zarra scored 24 goals.
  15. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Puskás scored 25 goals.
  16. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Puskás scored 28 goals.
  17. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Puskás scored 21 goals.
  18. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Ré scored 26 goals.
  19. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Vavá scored 15 goals; Luis Aragonés was top scorer with 18 goals.
  20. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Quini scored 21 goals.
  21. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Quini scored 27 goals.
  22. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Tristán scored 20 goals.
  23. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Ronaldo scored 24 goals.
  24. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Samuel Eto'o was joint top scorer with 25 goals; Marca credits Eto'o with 24 goals.
  25. ^ According to LFP match delegate reports, Ronaldo scored 40 goals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leo Messi wins his seventh Pichichi, a LaLiga record". www.fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Los discípulos de Pichichi" [Pichichi's disciples]. El Correo (in Spanish). 9 October 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  3. ^ Sonia Bermúdez and Adriana Martín shared the women's Pichichi Trophy. Marca (in Spanish), 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Messi wins eighth Pichichi of his career". MARCA in English. 19 July 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo: un Pichichi de récord". Marca. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
Other sources

External linksEdit

  • Pichichi, a history of the award and up to date Pichichi standings