With 17 goals in the 2021/22 LaLiga season, Raúl de Tomás was the joint-top Spanish scorer in the campaign. The striker finished level with Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas.
RDT is the first RCD Espanyol player to win the 'Zarra' award, which has been given each season since 2005/06.
Last season, the forward was the Segunda División's top scorer. His performances for Los Pericos have also earned him a callup for the Spain national team.