Friday, 19 Apr 2024

The Most Prolific Goal Scorers in Serie A History

Serie A has witnessed some extraordinary strikers throughout the years, and the current Italian top-flight is no exception. Among the talent on display, there is one record that stands above all – the most goals scored in a single Serie A season. Players like Victor Osimhen, Lautaro Martinez, Dusan Vlahovic, and many more aspire to break this prestigious record. So, who holds this remarkable feat and which club did they play for?

Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain during his 36-goal season for Napoli in 2015/16. [Getty]

A Shared Record for Superb Stars

Incredibly, this record is held by not one, but two players. If we tweak the wording slightly, it can even be expanded to three. First, Gino Rossetti scored an astonishing 36 goals for Torino in the 1928/29 season. This achievement dates back to the time just before the official inception of Serie A with its round-robin system.

The other two players who accomplished this remarkable feat in a Serie A season are Ciro Immobile and Gonzalo Higuain. Higuain achieved this milestone first, scoring 36 goals for Napoli in the 2015/16 season. The Argentine star’s prowess was unmatched in Serie A, although his form didn’t extend to the Europa League or the Coppa Italia.

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Most recently, Immobile equaled Higuain’s record with a sensational season in 2019/20, also netting an incredible 36 goals. He outperformed Higuain in total goals, contributing two in the Europa League and one in the Coppa Italia.

Lazio’s Ciro Immobile against Juventus
Lazio’s Ciro Immobile against Juventus. [Getty]

The Great Goal Scorers of Serie A

The charts for players with the most goals in a single Italian top-flight season predominantly feature names from the past. This emphasizes the reputation Italian football gained for its strong defenses in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.

Here is a glimpse of some of the leading scorers in Serie A history:

Rank Player Nationality Season Club Goals

Current Strikers’ Quest for Greatness

Serie A boasts several exceptional strikers in its ranks. While some may currently struggle, they have enjoyed remarkable individual seasons in the past. Although none of them, except Immobile, have come close to breaking the record mentioned above, it is worth acknowledging their talent and considering them as potential future record-breakers – that is, if they are not transferred elsewhere. The list below highlights the current contenders and their remarkable goal tallies.

Player Club Season Goals

FAQs

Q: Who holds the record for the most goals scored in a single Serie A season?
A: Gonzalo Higuain and Ciro Immobile share the record with 36 goals each.

Q: When did Gonzalo Higuain and Ciro Immobile achieve this feat?
A: Higuain achieved this milestone during the 2015/16 season, while Immobile equaled it in the 2019/20 season.

Q: Which club did Gonzalo Higuain play for when he scored 36 goals in a single season?
A: Higuain achieved this record while playing for Napoli.

Q: Who scored the most goals in a Serie A season before the first official season of Serie A as we know it today?
A: Gino Rossetti scored 36 goals for Torino in the 1928/29 season, just before the official inception of Serie A.

Conclusion

The quest for breaking records in Serie A continues as strikers strive to surpass the remarkable achievement of scoring the most goals in a single season. Gonzalo Higuain and Ciro Immobile currently hold this prestigious record, etching their names in the rich history of Italian football. As the competition intensifies and new talents emerge, who knows when the next goal-scoring sensation will emerge to leave their mark on Serie A.

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