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La Liga stats: Top 5 players with the most Man of the Match awards

It is not a secret that the Spanish League or La Liga is regarded as one of the most glorified leagues in world football. Teams and players who have played in La Liga have always been judged by the kind of performance they have put in throughout their careers and the number of Man of the Match awards they have. Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid who are always considered favorites to win a match had produced a huge number of talents and their players have stacked up the most number of awards. The name of these players will always be written in history books with letters of gold and these players will always be regarded as the club heroes.

Here’s a list of players that will forever be remembered in the history of the Spanish League:

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann was regarded as a hot talent during the 2010s and he won the MOTM award 49 times in 432 matches in the league. He made his debut in La Liga for Real Sociedad way back in 2010 and after moving to Atletico Madrid, he reached great heights scoring a total of 164 goals and also providing 70 assists.

Another huge name on this list is of Karim Benzema who has also won the 2022 Ballon d’Or recently. He arrived at Real Madrid from Olympique Lyonnais way back in 2009 and he was brought in to replace club legend Raul, but little did anyone know back then did this player would go on to surpass him. He has won the Man of the Match award 53 times in the 412 games he has played in the Spanish league.

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in the history of football and no doubt he has left a great mark in La Liga in the nine years he has played there. The career he has had as a Real Madrid player is unmatchable and one that many players can only dream of. Having arrived from Manchester United as the highest-paid player in the world, he lived up to expectations of the club scoring 311 goals in 292 La Liga appearances and also providing 85 assists. He received the Man of the Match 93 times.

Lionel Messi can be renounced as the greatest player ever to play in the Spanish League considering the number of years he has played there having made his debut way back in 2004. He achieved everything during his time with Barcelona considering the seven Ballon d’Or seven times to take the club to new heights and so much that will never be forgotten. He won the Man of the Match award for a record 227 times in 520 La Liga appearances.

Here is the list ranking the top 5 players:

RankPlayerNo. of MOTM Awards
1Lionel Messi227
2Cristiano Ronaldo93
3Karim Benzema53
4Iago Aspas49
5Antoine Griezmann49

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