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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

PlayerGoalsGamesRatioClub
Zarra81741,09Athletic Bilbao
Samitier69830,83Barcelona/Real Madrid
Goroztiza62770,81Athletic Bilbao/Valencia
Quini55800,69Sporting/Barcelona
Mundo53630,84Valencia
Puskas49411,20Real Madrid
Kubala49520,94Barcelona/Espanyol
Santillana48840,57Real Madrid
Messi47670,70Barcelona
César47750,63Granada/Barcelona/Elche
Polo45620,73Celta
Di Stéfano43570,75Real Madrid/Espanyol
Rogelio42361,17Celta
Campanal42530,79Sevilla
Julio Salinas42700,60Athletic/Atlético/Barça/Depor/Sporting/Alavés
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