Did you know? (As of 2/25/12)
Three of the top five scorers in La Liga are Real Madrid CF players. The deadly trio of Cristiano Ronaldo (28), Gonzalo Higuain (14), and Karim Benzema (13) together have scored 70% of Real Madrid’s 79 goals so far this season.
Some fun facts:
- Out of the three, Cristiano is the only one to have scored with a header. In fact, 4 of his 28 goals were headed in.
- Higuain scores almost exclusively with his right foot. He has scored one left-footed goal so far this season.
- Twelve of Benzema’s 13 goals were scored at home. The only away goal he scored was against Valencia, Nov 19th of last year.
- Minutes the trio have played: Cristiano (2013), Higuain (960), Benzema (1351). Higuain is the player most likely to be substituted on (12 times), whereas out of the three Benzema is the most likely to be substituted off (11 times).