After the best young players and the best signings of the season, we continue our Best of LLG 22/23 campaign with the stars who shone brightest throughout the year. Unbeatable goalkeepers, top scorers, lockdown defenders, and great dribblers... all the players who have delighted fans of the best league in the world: LaLiga. So keep reading as we highlight some of the players we really took a liking to and who became our favorites for this Best PLAYERS LLG 22/23 Challenge. Who would be on your list of top players?
Ter Stegen (FC Barcelona):
Awarded MVP of the season by LaLiga, we could not pick a different one in LaLiga Golazos. Barça's number 1 is our Best Player of the Season, too. The German goalkeeper had his best season so far for the Blaugranas, finishing the year as a champion and raising the Zamora Trophy awarded to the goalkeeper with the lowest average number of goals conceded per game over the season. But even that doesn't quite paint the picture of how great a season it was for Ter Stegen. In 37 games played, he only conceded 18 goals, equaling Paco Liaño's record of 26 clean sheets in 1993/94. These historic numbers were the key to FC Barcelona's title, so this Marc-André ter Stegen Legendary Moment celebrates an epic year for the number 1.
Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal CF):
African player of the season and one of the great stars of LaLiga. The Nigerian winger was exceptional in the second half of the campaign, being the most menacing player of Quique Setién's frontline at Villarreal CF. His performance at the Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid will be engrained in the memory of the yellow submarine fans for a long, long time, and for our LaLiga Golazos collectors, it can be a part of your collection. His 6 goals and 5 assists were crucial for Villarreal to grab a spot in European football next season.
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid):
The Frenchman is back to his best! On his second season back as a colchonero, Griezmann's run of performances from January to May put him on par with the world's very best. His 15 goals and 17 assists in 38 matchdays speak for themselves: Simeone's Principito is all smiles again, and a happy Griezmann makes football fans happy too.
Robert Lewandowski (FC Barcelona):
LaLiga champion and top scorer of the league. This is how Robert Lewandowski's first season as a player and star of FC Barcelona can be summed up. A leader on and off the field, Lewandowski proved that the challenge of leaving Germany to lead a historic club in another European country would not be too big a task for him. A truly unique striker that guarantees goals everywhere he goes.
Isi (Rayo Vallecano):
9 goals, 5 assists, and a leader for Rayo Vallecano. Isi's performances this year have taken Rayo to new heights, fighting for a spot in European competitions till the very last Jornada. This season, the player from Murcia once again showed that he is NOT just a flash in the pan, he is one of LaLiga's most influential players and has a wand of a left foot on him. We think you'll agree with us on this one!
Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid):
Vini Jr. just keeps getting better and better! A year in which he grabbed 10 goals and 10 assists in a LaLiga that didn't have the desired result for Real Madrid, the Brazilian winger consolidated himself as one of the world's best players. Real Madrid's number 20 is already so much more than raw pace and dribbling; he's a game-changer with the stats to back him too. And that's why he will be wearing the famous number 7 jersey from next season on.
Vedat Muriqi (RCD Mallorca):
First full season of "The Pirate" in Mallorca and Vedat Muriqi has not disappointed. 15 goals that have led the ship of his RCD Mallorca to sail calm waters all season. His connection with Kang-In Lee has been one of the most fruitful in LaLiga and has consecrated the Kosovar striker as a true idol on the island.
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