Sevilla FC end an exceptional 16/17 campaign in fourth place in terms of goals scored, with a gap of just one to Atlético Madrid in third. Los Nervionenses have scored 69 while Diego Simeone's side have scored 70, and it's the Sevilla FC midfielders who have made the difference.
Only Wissam Ben Yedder, with 11, has passed the 10 goal mark. The Frenchman is followed by as many as three midfielders: Pablo Sarabia (8), Vicente Iborra (7) and Franco Vázquez (7). Following them with 6 goals are Luciano Vietto, Stevan Jovetic and Vitolo. With regards to the rest of the squad, Correa has netted four, Mercado three, NZonzi, Nasri and Ganso have bagged two, and finishing the season with one goal each were Nico Pareja, Carlos Fernández and Hiroshi Kiyotake. That comes to a total of 67, with own goals from Ezequiel Garay and Sergio Ramos bringing the side's total number of goals scored up to 69.
The four strikers, Ben Yedder, Vietto, Jovetic and Carlos Fernández, grabbed a total of 23, the same figure which Gameiro, Llorente, Immobile and Juan Muñoz reached, and fewer tan the 30 goals scored in 14/15 and the 29 in 13/14. However, the team have as a whole have scored 18 more than in 15/16, the same as in 13/14 and only two fewer than the 14/15 side managed (the season which saw Sevilla achieve their highest points total in history). These figures serve as evidence of the impressive goalscoring record of the side's midfielders this season. This season's side, in fact, bettered the number of goals netted by the side's which has previously secured Champions League qualification this century: 5 more than in 06/07, 15 more than in 08/09 and 4 more than in 09/10. Frederic Kanouté and Luis Fabiano were the starting forwards in all three of those seasons.