The readers of one of Spain´s main Sports daily have voted their LALIGA IDEAL 11 TEAM for season 2016-2017

LALIGA IDEAL 11 TEAM for season 2016-2017

The full list is:

Oblak (At.Madrid)

Carvajal (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Modric (Real Madrid)
Busquets (FC Barcelona)
Isco (Real Madrid)

Messi (FC Barcelona)
C Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Griezmann (At.Madrid)

Popular voting obviously as it has a "short memory", leaves out names like Kroos, Casemiro, Suarez...just to name three.

Suppose debate is always inherent.


The Spanish Football League - LaLiga - has ended the season after 38 Rounds with Real Madrid proclaiming themselves Liga Champions yesterday after defeating Malaga FC.

But there are other prestigious prizes to be dealt out, like the leading (& Best) Goalscorer for LaLiga & the least goaled (the Best) Goalkeeper for season 2016 - 2017 . The Leading goalscorers takes the "El Pichichi" trophy, while the Best Goalie takes the "El Zamora" prize.

The winners are, FC Barcelona player LIONEL MESSI wins his 4th "El Pichichi" with 37 goals this season, Atletico de Madrid goalie OBLAK takes his second "El Zamora" only having 21 goals scored against him. 

El zamora & Pichichi Laliga 2016-2017

Below are full stats:

Leading Goalscorers LaLiga 2016-2017 "Pichichi"

1. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) 37 goals
Luis Suárez (FC Barcelona) 28
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 25
Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) 19
Griezmann (Atletico de Madrid) 16
Aduriz (Athletic Club) 16
Sandro Ramírez (Malaga) 14
Morata (Real Madrid) 14
Gerard Moreno (RCD Espanyol) 13
Neymar (FC Barcelona) 13
Rubén Castro (Real Betis) 13
Andone (Deportivo) 12
Gameiro (Atletico de Madrid) 12
Willian Jose (R. Sociedad) 12
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 11
Juanmi (R. Sociedad) 11
Bakambu (Villarreal) 11
Sergi Enrich (Eibar) 11
Ben Yedder (Sevilla FC) 11

Leading Goalkeeper LaLiga 2016-2017 "El Zamora"

Name / Coeeficient / Goals
1.Oblak (Atletico de Madrid) 0,72 21 goals
Ter Stegen (FC Barcelona) 0,92 33
Diego López (RCD Espanyol) 1,12 37
Fernando Pacheco (Alavés) 1,17 42
Sergio Rico (Sevilla FC) 1,29 45
Kameni (Málaga) 1,37 48 35
Rulli (R. Sociedad) 1,39 53
Diego Alves (Valencia CF) 1,68 57
Adán (Betis) 1,69 61
Cuéllar (Sporting de Gijon) 1,92 69
Ochoa (Granada) 2,16 82
Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) 1,19 31


REAL MADRID has proclaimed themselves Spanish Football - LaLiga - Champions season 2016-2017. The Club needed to win ( or draw ) against Malaga FC & they won 0 - 2 away in a fairly confortable & controlled match.

Real Madrid wins LaLiga Title

Its the 33rd Spanish League Title for Real Madrid, with another possible title up for grabs on the 3rd of June in Cardiff when they play Juventus FC in the UEFA Champions League Final. If Real Madrid can manage to win this game they will again make history winning back-to-back Champions League title.

Real Madrid wins LaLiga Title 2016-2017

The goalscorers tonight for Real Madrid were Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2nd min & Benzema in the 55th min. 

Real Madrid wins LaLiga Title 2017

Real Madrid finishes the season strong with their star player Cristiano Ronaldo particularly "on fire". The Portuguese has adapted his style & position on the field to be more a Centre Forward than a winger. This has lifted his goal tally in the last matches & has steered his team onto this LaLiga Title. The squad & Coach Zidane has managed the last Round matches well.

Congratulations to Real Madrid!


Spanish Football Team Selector & Coach Julen Lopetegui handed in his list of 25 for players upcoming International matches.  

Spain plays Colombia the 7th of Junio at home then flys to Macedonia to play a World Cup 2018 Group qualifier the 11th of June.  

Full List of Spanish Team Players:

Goalkeepers:De Gea, Reina & Kepa.

Defenders: Carvajal, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Ramos, Nacho, Azpilicueta, Monreal & Jordi Alba.

Midfielders: Busquets, Illarra, Koke, Thiago, Isco, Iniesta, Asensio, Pedro, Vitolo & Silva.

Forwards: Morata, Deulofeu, Costa & Aspas.


REAL MADRID played yesterday their last official match in their home ground, the "Santiago Bernabeu Stadium", against Sevilla FC. It was the last chance this season for the Real Madrid fans & followers to see their heroes in action.

In the 60th min JAMES RODRIGUEZ saw the substitution call & went to the centre of the field & applauded the fans with emotive gratitude. The coming off was paused, honest & the players face signalled  that this perhaps was a final goodbye. Thanks for the memories.

Goodbye Real Madrid

In fact this is the interpretation by most Spanish Football observers, that James Rodriguez did in fact say "goodbye".

News late last week & reconfirmed today is that James Rodriguez has a pre-agreement with Manchester United, via Jose Mourinho, for next season. Both James & Mourinho share the same manager, Jorge Mendes, & thus the contacts have been agile.

James Rodriguez, like others before him e.g. Ozil, came as future Golden Ball candidates & leave (left) with disappointment & a sense of frustration. The reason are many & complex, you can read them elsewhere, but in most cases the attitude of the player has not merged with the necessities of the "biggest Football Club in the World". To leave Real Madrid ( & FC Barcelona ) is to step down the scale & play in a "lesser" environment : my absolute respect for all Clubs. The history of comments made publicly & expressed attitudes by James has not helped him at all, the Columbian has not managed well his time on the bench. The explosion of the likes of Isco & now Asensio has also narrowed the window of opportunity in the future & it may have signalled its "time to move on".

It is now up to the Clubs to conclude the transfer, if at all true that James has signed with Man. Utd a pre-contract. Real Madrid will not want to lose money, the Colombian cost around 70M€ & Real Madrid will want to recoup their Investment. Another possibility is that James as entered the operation with United keeper David De Gea, player on the Real Madrid wish list for next season.

Stay tuned!

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