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Messi closing on Copa del Rey goals of Puskas and Kubala

COPA DEL REY FINAL | SEVILLA - BARCELONA

Messi closing on Copa del Rey goals of Puskas and Kubala

As the only top-15 player still plying his trade in LaLiga, Barcelona's Lionel Messi is chasing down those cup goal scorers ahead of him, and Saturday's final is next up.

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Sevilla play Barcelona in the 2018 Copa del Rey final and that means another chance for Lionel Messi to add to his domestic cup tally, one that already has him on 47 goals.

Zarra keads the Copa way

The all-time top scorer in the cup is Telmo Zarra from Vizcaya, who scored 81 goals for Athletic Bilbao. Zarra is followed in the scoring list by Samitier (69) and Gorostiza (62). They are the only three players who have passed the seventy-goal mark. Quini, who died two months ago, scored 55 and Puskas and Kubala both notched 49.

As for the goals-to-game record, the Spanish-Hungarian Puskas has had the best return in the competition, with 49 goals in 41 matches.

Top 15 goalscorers in Copa del Rey history

Player Goals Games Ratio Club
Zarra 81 74 1,09 Athletic Bilbao
Samitier 69 83 0,83 Barcelona/Real Madrid
Goroztiza 62 77 0,81 Athletic Bilbao/Valencia
Quini 55 80 0,69 Sporting/Barcelona
Mundo 53 63 0,84 Valencia
Puskas 49 41 1,20 Real Madrid
Kubala 49 52 0,94 Barcelona/Espanyol
Santillana 48 84 0,57 Real Madrid
Messi 47 67 0,70 Barcelona
César 47 75 0,63 Granada/Barcelona/Elche
Polo 45 62 0,73 Celta
Di Stéfano 43 57 0,75 Real Madrid/Espanyol
Rogelio 42 36 1,17 Celta
Campanal 42 53 0,79 Sevilla
Julio Salinas 42 70 0,60 Athletic/Atlético/Barça/Depor/Sporting/Alavés

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