Players Who Could Win The Golden Boot Race In The 2021-22 Season Of La Liga

Players Who Could Win The Golden Boot Race In The 2021-22 Season Of La Liga

As preparations for the 2021-22 season of La Liga begins, we will have a look at potential top five Golden Boot race candidates this term

New arrivals will make this season a more competitive one in terms of goalscoring records as many clubs have spent a good chunk of money in the transfer market. Here is a list of potential candidates who can win the La Liga Golden Boot this season.

Top 5 players who can win the Golden Boot Race In La Liga

Lionel Messi

34-year-old Lionel Messi has been the most prolific goal scorer in La Liga’s history scoring 474 goals in 520 appearances. He has been the top goalscorer in La Liga 8 times and has 5 consecutive wins from 2016.

He is the number one contender to win the Golden Boot once again but currently, he is out of contract with Barcelona who are still negotiating his salary. The Argentine forward is currently representing his country in Copa America.

Karim Benzema

French forward was in sublime form this season scoring 23 goals for Real Madrid in 34 appearances last season alongside Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno. Benzema showcased his excellent goalscoring form in the Euro 2020 finding the net 4 times in 6 appearances.

Benzema has never won the Golden Boot in his career but the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from the club has made him the main target in attack. With the being the only most experienced player in the Real Madrid squad, pressure will be on him to lead the team.

Gerard Moreno

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29-year-old Spanish striker Gerard Moreno had an absolutely amazing last season with Villarreal scoring 23 goals in 33 appearances one less than Benzema. He has become a more sort of a traditional striker who shoots when he finds the ball at his feet.

He has an eye for goal and creates problems for defenders who try to press him upfield. His extraordinary vision and his willingness to run after every ball is just amazing. His work rate and loud personality have made him a crucial part of this Villarreal team.

Luis Suarez

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Luis Suarez has established himself as a goal-scoring machine in Laliga as he is the only player on this list to have won a Golden Boot alongside Messi. In 2015 he scored 40 goals in 35 appearances for Barcelona in an extraordinary campaign.

Suarez has scored 147 goals in 191 appearances for Barcelona and 21 goals in 32 appearances for Atletico Madrid. He was influential in Atleti’s La Liga triumph this season as he was their main striker and has since become an integral part of Simeone’s squad.

Memphis Depay 

27-year-old Dutch International has secured a move to Barcelona where he will be playing alongside 8-time Golden Boot winner Lionel Messi. Both the players will help each other in terms of creating chances and will combine together for the betterment of the team.

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Memphis scored 20 goals in 37 appearances for Lyon and has been their most important player this season. He had a good goal-scoring campaign with the Netherlands in the Euro 2020 where he scored 7 goals in 9 appearances.

It will be interesting to see who will win the La Liga Golden Boot this season as preparation for the new season begins.

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