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Study Shows Messi Is The Best Player In La Liga History

Study Shows Lionel Messi Is The Best Player In La Liga History

By Kurt Buckerfield - Aug 07, 2017 08:00 PM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is the best player ever to have played in La Liga, according to a new study.

If you are interested in finding out who the top 10 are, according to the Research Centre of History and Statistics of Spanish Football, click through the gallery above!

The Argentine, who has been plying his trade in Spain's top division since 2004, has been declared the best player to have ever played in La Liga, according to the Research Centre of History and Statistics of Spanish Football (CIHEFE).

The study, which works on a points system, looked at factors such as minutes played each season, goals scored from open play, penalty goals, own goals, as well as red cards.

"All of the evaluation criteria are marked with a simple and homogeneous scoring system that manages to evaluate all of the players with the same analysis in each season," researcher Jose Antonio Ortega said, according to Marca. 

The study showed that Messi sits on 545 points, above Real Madrid legends Raul Gonzalez, who was ranked at second on 528 points, and Cesar Rodriguez, who was in at third place on 524 points.

The report claimed that the Argentine is also atop of the standings due his La Liga goal tally of 349 strikes – a record not many players have come close to. Ortega also stated that his research found that Messi is one of the most valuable players of all time.

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Los Blancos talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was 17th in the rankings with 415 points, with all the players near the summit of the rankings having played in the league for longer than 10 seasons.

Are you surprised by the study's findings? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Bob Dawana Joined: 09 Jul 2017
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Bob Dawana Aug 15, 2017 01:23 PM
545-415=13 difference hahahahahaha Messi the King
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malesetati Joined: 02 Mar 2013
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malesetati Aug 15, 2017 10:48 AM
Messi has been at LaLiga since from the Young Age so the Editor is talking Nonsense here aow if we have to combine all Ronaldo Goals from the first time he started to shoot to the net yul see that Ronaldo has more goals
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malesetati Joined: 02 Mar 2013
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malesetati Aug 15, 2017 10:42 AM
@Spiro Valdez thats true my friend
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Spiro Valdez Joined: 08 Jun 2017
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Spiro Valdez Aug 15, 2017 07:23 AM
Messi is like a child scared to leave mama's side,let him go play in another European country so we can figure out if he is really that good.Don't tell me about UEFA CL as Messi still represents the same team who try their best to make him the best.
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Spiro Valdez Joined: 08 Jun 2017
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Spiro Valdez Aug 15, 2017 07:16 AM
The best only because he has played all his life in Spain
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Roger. F.Dennis. L Joined: 25 Apr 2017
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Roger. F.Dennis. L Aug 14, 2017 09:59 PM
ronaldo have played only 9 seasons,unlike his counterparts who played more than 10...re-do ur research...this time dont compare a player with 9 seasons to those with 14 and more, for relevency's sake
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bhkabhakalokuqina1 Aug 11, 2017 04:26 AM
Ronaldo you are the best!!!
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bhkabhakalokuqina1 Aug 11, 2017 04:25 AM
Ronaldo you are the best!!!
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Tedd Aug 10, 2017 12:59 PM
Why put Ronaldo's picture on this article, yes he made the list but no 17 nje.
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Ashlezo wa Lesele Aug 09, 2017 11:43 PM
Barka fans are brainless crs.. Ronaldo onlt came to Spain in 2009 they are bust sayin' he scores tap ins nd penalties as if Messi scores only long ranges nd solo goals... Messi do scores tap ins nd penalties Barka fools wheathr u like it or not.. Nd blv me Ronaldo is one of the best like it or not Barka fools.
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chinyama Aug 08, 2017 07:43 PM
but messi is cheap in the market
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Faysal Aug 08, 2017 05:26 PM
Best in the world meeeeessssssiiiiii
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The Lecturer Joined: 05 May 2017
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The Lecturer Aug 08, 2017 09:09 AM
If winning the Ballon'dor in England means you are the best then let cry7 come to Spain and prove it. And since he arrived in Spain he's been huffing and puffing chasing Messi's shadow. Till today he is the one playing catch-up. If we consider the rivalry between them from the period cry7 spent in Spain...Messi beats him hands down.
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Sir KAIZER SENIOR Aug 08, 2017 09:07 AM
Its not all about goals thats why u think your Penaldo is number 1 bcos he only score goals but Messi is doing it all the editor wrote what was written by the reseachers,they didnt look only goals so pls Penaldo fans step aside bcos we are talking overall football here not penalties
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vijjox Aug 08, 2017 08:55 AM
Only three complicated teams in laliga remember Cr7 has done enough in space of 10 years unlike someone who is overrated by playing at best team,but anyway the bests won trophy with their countries,and its not there in statistics,and the bests defended uefa n won it tries in four years,n guess who was the top scorer!! I won't bleed by statistics while im also waiting for balloon so
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Schweinstriker_31 Aug 08, 2017 08:51 AM
im not surprised at all every normal person knows that messi is the best in the world whether penaldos fans like it or not
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vijjox Aug 08, 2017 08:48 AM
I don't blame them they are trying hard to put Cristiano down but we knows hes the best
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bbs1977 Aug 08, 2017 08:29 AM
I think CR7 is far better than Raul Gonzalez.
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Makaveli 99 Aug 08, 2017 08:26 AM
No newz here we all know that Messi iz best.. I need fresh newz here iz Zuma still the President of the ANC or what???
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Khosification Amu86 Aug 08, 2017 08:25 AM
If Messi was number one and Rolado number two I will "agree", but now dat Ronaldo is number 17 I ask my self how come a player who won Ballon d'Or three times, who is the second all time goal scorer, his goal ratio is number 1 in Laliga, 1.08 compare to Messie's 0.91...how come, kindly assist me editor

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