LaLiga Santander ends with 955 goals and as the least goalscoring of the ‘big’


The 2022-2023 season of LaLiga Santander came to an end this past Sunday after 380 games in which the 20 participating teams have managed to pierce the rival goal a total of 955 times, being the competition, among the five major European leagues, that has fewer goals Has got.

A 22/23 League that becomes the fifth in a row in which the number of goals has not exceeded 1,000 goals, something that had been achieved in the previous 11, between 2007/08 and 2017/18. In addition, it is the sixth worst record achieved by the highest Spanish competition in the 21st century, with an average goalscorer per game of 2.5 goals per game, far from the averages for the Bundesliga (3.2) and the Premier League ( 2.9) which have been the most prolific leagues to goal in 2022/23.

A number of goals, whose busiest minutes have been the last 15 of the game plus added time, when 213 goals have been scored. Or what is the same, 26 percent of the First Division goals have come in that stretch of time. While, on the contrary, the first quarter of an hour of the game has been the interval with the lowest scorer in the competition with 120 goals (13 percent), being Mallorca with two the second least scorer of the five major European leagues in this time. , only behind the French Ajaccio (1).

Regarding the way to reach the objective of the goal, 249 have done so through set pieces, being 109 from a corner, 13 from a direct free kick, 83 from a penalty and 44 from a free kick. Some data that speak of the great importance of this facet in current football, with a percentage of 26 percent. Of course, LaLiga Santander is the competition of the five major leagues in which the fewest free kicks have been scored and in which the most penalties have been missed (32).

Regarding the way to introduce the ball to the bottom of the goal, 472 have been with the right leg, 305 with the left, 143 with the head, 31 in own goal and four with an indeterminate surface. In turn, 840 of those goals have been through shots inside the area while 115 from outside the area.

Regarding the nationality of the scorers, 42 countries have contributed a scorer to the national domestic competition. Spain has been the country with the most scorers, 458, followed by Argentina with 76 and Brazil and France, both with 59.