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La Liga 2020/21: Which U23 players contributed more goals to their team’s tally?

Atlético Madrid won the 2020/21 La Liga on the final day of the season, finishing two points above city rivals Real Madrid, who finished second, and seven points above third place Barcelona. Sevilla finished fourth comfortably. This particular La Liga season can be remembered for the fact that some talented young players like Alexander Isak, Bryan Gil, Jules Koundé and Pedri stepped on the big stage.

The following visualisation shows which U23 player from each La Liga team contributed to the most goals. Goal contributions are the combined goals and assists of each player.

Alexander Isak announced himself to the world in the 20/21 season. The 21-year-old forward from Sweden was the only U23 player in the La Liga with more than 15 goal contributions (17 goals and two assists). Atlético Madrid’s João Félix was starting to show what he is capable of in his second season at the club with the Portugese finishing the season with 12 goal contributions (seven goals and five assists). Bryan Gil and Pedri are next in the list with seven and six goal contributions respectively. Pedri, especially, in his first season for the Barcelona senior team, excelled and is one of the players to watch out for next season. Rodrygo, joint third with Bryan Gil, had seven goal contributions. He struggled for game time but whenever given the chance he showed what he is capable of. Samuel Chukweze is another notable name in the list. Cádiz and Elche were the only two teams with no goal contributors aged 23 or under.