Real Madrid are kings of the air
There was one common feature throughout all of last season, as the Real Madrid players showcased time and time again just what a potent force they are in the air. Of the team's 173 goals, 40 were headed efforts, meaning that on average, nearly one of every four goals was a header. Headed goals saw the side claim important wins and come out on top in many encounters against opposition boasting well organised-defences.
Zinedine Zidane's side's prowess in this department was evident across all of competitions. Indeed, the Whites topped the goalscoring charts for headed goals in La Liga, where they found the net 27 times; in the Champions League, with seven headed goals; in the Copa del Rey after nodding home five goals; and in the UEFA Super Cup, where they scored one headed goal. A total of 12 madridistas contributed to this 40-goal haul. The most prolific headed goalscorers were Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, who weighed in with eight goals apiece.
Coming in just behind them in the standings was Álvaro Morata, who found the target seven times with his head. Meanwhile, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema both notched three headed goals, whilst Pepe, Raphaël Varane, James and Mariano all chipped in with two headers. The list of goalscorers is completed by Marco Asensio, Nacho and Lucas Vázquez, who each got their names on the scoresheet once with headers. There's no doubt that this record-breaking team clearly has a head for goals.