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La Liga – the land of veteran strikers

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec9,2023 #Liga #strikers
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Cavani is the next veteran striker to appear in a La Liga team this season.

More than half of the teams participating in La Liga this season have at least one center forward over 33 years old, notably Karim Benzema.

Benzema is the strongest candidate for the 2022 Golden Ball title, scoring 44 goals last season to help Real win the Champions League and La Liga, as well as becoming the top scorer of these two tournaments.

This summer, Barca spent $50 million to recruit Lewandowski – who turned 34. The Polish striker spent more than a decade of success in Germany, with 238 goals in 253 Bundesliga matches for Bayern (344 goals).

La Liga - the land of veteran strikers

Lewandowski dribbled past two Valladolid defenders in Barca’s 4-0 win at Camp Nou on August 28.

Many mid-range clubs in La Liga also believe in using older strikers.

Aspas maintained his form with three goals through the first three rounds of La Liga, an achievement only inferior to Lewandowski and Borja Iglesias of Real Betis (four goals).

Alvaro Negredo just turned 37 and is one of the oldest strikers in La Liga in the 2022-2023 season.

In the summer of 2021, Radamel Falcao left Turkish club Galatasaray to return to La Liga – where he once shone and became one of the best strikers in Europe in the Atletico shirt.

Similarly, at the age of 36, Raul Garcia is still a pillar of Athletic Bilbao.

Most recently, Cavani landed in Valencia on a free basis and joined the list of `veteran` strikers in La Liga.

La Liga - the land of veteran strikers

Cavani (right) at the contract announcement ceremony with Valencia on the evening of August 29.

Valencia is considered an ideal destination for Cavani to regain his form and aim for the 2022 World Cup. Before coming to Valencia, the Uruguayan international spent two seasons with Man Utd, scoring 19 goals in 59 matches.

Cavani’s compatriot, Cristhian Stuani, is currently a mainstay of Girona.

This list also includes strikers like Angel Rodriguez of Mallorca (35 years old), Jaime Mata of Getafe (33) or Sergio Leon of Valladolid (33).

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