According to a study carried out by the Soccer History and Statistics Research Center (CIHEFE), the Argentinian Lionel Messi is the best player in the history of LaLiga in Spain. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo It falls outside the Top 10 at this count, only 12th.
The work, prepared by José Antonio Ortega, is based on a series of objective data to assess the players positive or negative.Among the data are the bill of goals (play, penalties, own goal, etc.), cards and expulsions, games as a starter, international matches and seasons played, among others.
From the 1928-29 to 2019-2020 season, a total of 9,724 footballers They have played in the Spanish First Division. Of them, Messi tops the list with 695 points and follows him Quini, former player of Sporting Gijón and Barcelona, with 566. In third position is César (557), who played with Barcelona, Sabadell, Granada, Cultura Leonesa and Elche.
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Telmo Zarra (532), Raul Gonzalez (528), Juan Arza (510), Carlos Alonso “Santillana” (489), Alfredo di Stéfano (481), Guillermo Gorostiza (473) and Manuel Fernández “Pahiño” (471), complete the Top 10. Cristiano Ronaldo is twelfth with 457 points, preceded by Francisco Gento with 467.
The study also includes footballers who made more seasons, with Roberto Fernandez with 20 seasons; and footballers with national team matches, with Sergio Ramos to the head. As for Messi, he is also the one with the most goals (444), with CR7 (312) in second place. The Portuguese is the top penalty taker with 61, followed by Messi with 57.
According to the Football History and Statistics Research Center (CIHEFE) #Messi is the best player in history in #LaLiga(1928/2020). The score took into account: goals (plays, penalty, own goal), starters, games played, cards, among others. Top 12 Ranking⤵️ pic.twitter.com/VppE4ol63V
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