Spanish football teams are well-known throughout Europe for playing beautiful football, creating multiple chances, and scoring countless goals.
Spain has produced some of the best attacking players in the game’s history in recent years. Lionel Messi was a Barcelona player, Cristiano Ronaldo was a Real Madrid player, Antoine Griezmann was an Atletico Madrid player, and Luis Suarez was a Barcelona player.
All of these players are world-class forwards who have made a name for themselves in Spanish football.
Let’s look at 5 players with the highest goals in the Spain national team.
1. David Villa – 59 goals
David Villa played an extremely crucial role in the initial stages of the tournament that saw Spain turning around a defeat in the first game to not only advance to the next rounds but also win the tournament after an enduring 120-minute finale.
Villa was significant in Spain’s goal-scoring after all those neatly stitched passes and from the 98 appearances that he has made for the country, he has managed to smash 59 goals.
2. Raul Gonzalez – 44 goals
One of the most towering strikers to have played for Spain and Real Madrid was Raul Gonzalez. The man led the Spanish armada for a significant amount of time and his finger-kissing celebration after every goal also flagged humility that he brought along with himself to the platter.
He donned on 102 caps for his national team that saw him smashing 44 goals at a stunning average of 0.43.
3. Fernando Torres – 38 goals
El Nino was one of the most sensational scoring talents that Spain ever had in their ranks. It was his strike that helped Spain to achieve their first major trophy in 46 years when he chipped the ball brilliantly over an advancing Lehmann to peg back the soaring Germans.
Torres played a staggering 110 games for his country that saw him banging in 38 goals at a stunning average of 0.34.
4. David Silva – 35 goals
One of the most majestic midfielders of Manchester City who served at the Etihad for a career-defining decade was also a crucial part of Spain’s exploits in the international circuit.
He was never a reckoning goal-scorer but his eye for those million-dollar runs from his compatriots is what made him one of the best midfielders of Spain.
Silva shuffles exceptionally well between the wings and the center and that is why marking him becomes an elusive task.
5. Fernando Hierro – 29 goals
It is very surprising to actually see a central defender featuring in the list of the top goal-scorers for Spain.
However, there is no denying the fact that Fernando Hierro’s attacking prowess was equally stellar alongside his defense-marshaling abilities.
Hierro’s career spanned a staggering thirteen years for the Spanish national team.