StrandedSanguine Interesting* stat - Luis Suarez is now Barcelona's joint-third highest La Liga scorer ever, with 131 goals. First, hadn't realised just how many goals he had scored since his move, but second, it occurred to be that that's not many goals by which to be the third highest scorer ever at Barcelona. Had a look and sure enough only five players ever have over 100 league goals, Samuel Eto'o in fifth with 103.
Kluivert got 90 in seven years, Rivaldo 86 in six. Lineker was only there three seasons, Maradona two, Romario two, Ronaldo only one.
For a club that has dominated like Barcelona, it's a surprise that until Messi (who has more than twice as many goals as Cesar Alvarez, who played in the 50s) they haven't had many players who have stayed at the club for a long time, and consistently scored goals.
Hasn't that always essentially been the Barca way, certainly with forwards - buy in a top striker at the peak of his career, ring 2 or 3 strong years out of him before moving him on to part pay for a move for the next guy on the block.
True, guess I'd just not really noticed before. Can add Neymar to that list too (68 in four seasons).