The closest Pichichi of Second so far this century

The Second division It is one of the most even leagues in Europa. An equality that has been transferred, this season, to the fight for the ‘pichichi‘.

Stuani (Girona), Borja Bastón (Oviedo) and Stoichkov (Eibar) lead the ranking of top scorers, tied at 19 goals. In the XXI century, there had never been a triple tie at the top of the table in the absence of three days to go. But in the second step there is also another triple tie. Weissman (Valladolid), Rubén Castro (Cartagena) and Sadiq (Almería) equal 17 goals. Seeing is believing.

would have to go back to the season 16-17 to remember a similar scenario. On day 39, Joselu (Lugo) and Roger (Levante) were equal to 22 goals. The Albivermello attacker needed a single goal in three games to win the award. The rival was precisely the Levantewhere Roger did not play.

last campaign, Thomas Raul finished ‘pichichi’ (the first in the history of Espanyol) con 23 goalsone more than Djurdjevic (Sporting). With three days to go, the difference between the two was also a bit, with Sadiq and Ruben Castro somewhat further away in the fight. Two years ago, in the course of the pandemic, Stuani swept as top scorer with 29 goals, 10 more than Luis Suárez, current striker Granada and then in the Royal Saragossa. The Uruguayan could win his second award.

old rockers

Stuani (35 years old) and Rubén Castro (40 years old) They are the example of goalscoring longevity. Despite their seniority, they struggle with the youngsters to finish as top scorers. The canary fights for his third top scorer of the category after those achieved with Las Palmas (03-04, 22 goals) and Betis (14-15, 31 goals). Special mention deserves Yuri de Souza (39 years old), captain and legend ponferradinewho is also in the top-10 scorers with 14 targets.