May 21 marks the three-year anniversary of Barca ending the season with the most goals in their history in La Liga, despite not winning the championship.
Today marks 3 years since the 2016/17 La Liga season ends. The race ended with the championship for Real Madrid on the final day with 3 points more than Barca (93 versus 90).
However, the season has gone down in history because it is by far the campaign where Barcelona have scored the most goals in La Liga: 116.
The Catalan side met Eibar in Luis Enrique’s last match at the Nou Camp (the King’s Cup final took place in Calderon with Alaves) and he said goodbye to fans with a 4-2 victory.
However, this result is not enough for Barca to win the championship when Real Madrid beat Malaga 2-0. Coincidentally, it was also the final official match for the trident Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, as the Uruguayan striker missed the King’s Cup final due to a penalty and Brazilian striker to PSG in the summer.
In total, that season, Barca had up to 15 different goalscorers, except for two opposing players who scored an own goal.
Enrique teachers and students exceeded the record in the previous 4 seasons, 2012/13, in which, under the guidance of Tito Vilanova, they reached 115 goals. Oddly enough, the five seasons with the most La Liga goals in Barca’s history have occurred in the past decade and all have the same common denominator Messi – the number one scorer.
In total, in every arena, Barca scored 171 goals that season, the fourth highest scoring season in the club’s history.
In addition to 116 goals in La Liga, there are 26 in the Champions League, 24 in the Copa del Rey and 5 in the Spanish Super Cup. Messi is the top scorer with a total of 54 goals, including 37 in La Liga, giving him Pichichi and the Golden Boot.