Drawing up a list of the top ten strikers in La Liga is a tricky task, mainly because of the abundance of attacking talent in the league. A large chunk of the top attacking midfielders, wingers and strikers ply their trade in Spain, making the league arguably the most exciting in the world.
Messi, Ronaldo, Xavi, Kaka and Iniesta are just a few of the names on show, yet none of that superstar quartet make it onto this particular list. For the purposes of this list (and possibly to give others a chance!) only those traditionally recognised as strikers will be considered here.
Of course this may be controversial, especially as Messi (4 goals in 4 games) and Ronaldo (54 shots in 6 games) have showcased again this season that they are still their teams’ main attacking threat.
Even so, Messi and Ronaldo are predominantly wingers, and Iniesta and Kaka are attacking midfielders, whereas this list is reserved for strikers. It is a mark of the fluid nature of football that it is very difficult to distinguish between wingers and strikers in the modern game, with many teams fielding 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 systems that blur the lines considerably.
However, this list will focus on strikers, which means counting out Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta, Xavi, Kaka, Di Maria, Mata, Joaquin and Jesus Navas.
But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of talent to make up this top ten!