Luis Suárez's chart-topping season, by the numbers

Luis Suárez played a key part in the club's success with his 59 strikes / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Uruguayan hit 59 goals in all competitions; 42 of those were with his right foot while 13 were the game’s opening goal

With league and cup double wrapped up and celebrated, it is now time to look back at a key figure’s contribution to the said trophies.

Luis Suárez has played the season of his life, scoring 59 goals in all competitions which helped him earn both the European Golden Shoe and the Spanish league’s top scorer prize otherwise known as the Pichichi. Here is a closer look at the most fascinating figures of the Uruguayan over the last nine months:

  • Of his 40 strikes in the league, 30 were scored with his favoured right-foot, while the remaining ten were equally split between his left-boot and his head.

  • As well as being the league’s top marksman, he was also the player to score the most goals at home (23) and away (17).

  • Sporting Gijón keeper Iván Cuéllar was the striker’s favourite victim, with five goals in two games past the 31-year-old.

  • Athletic Club, Sporting and Valencia are the three clubs against which Suárez has scored five times against over the last campaign, while Eibar and Deportivo have conceded four against him.

  • His excellent relationship with strike partners Leo Messi and Neymar Jr is well-documented, and the fact that the aforementioned duo have each provided ten assists to the Uruguayan says a lot about their relationship. Dani Alves has laid on six while, from the other flank, Jordi Alba has set up five.

Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar Jr celebrate / MIGUEL RUIZ – FCB

  • While others tire, Suárez remains sharp and alive. The 29-year-old has scored 41 of his 59 in the second half.

  • He’s not bad early on either. On 13 occasions, Barça’s no.9 has given his side the lead – eight times at the Camp Nou, four times away and once on neutral territory in the Club World Cup.

  • He has terrorised opposition defence, scoring six braces, a whopping five hat-tricks as well as even scoring four goals on two occasions. Some of those that stood out were his three strikes against Guangzhou, and his double at the Santiago Bernabeu against Real Madrid.

Luis Suárez celebrates his second at the Santiago Bernabéu / MIGUEL RUIZ – FCB

  • When Barça needed that last push to cross the finishing line after a tough spell, Suárez turned up. In the month of April, he was on the scoresheet a sensational eleven times, included back-to-back four-goal hauls against Sporting and Depor.