CAPOCANNONIERE: CAN IMMOBILE MATCH NORDAHL’S RECORD THIS SEASON?
Ciro Immobile has been the league’s top scorer in the Italian Serie A on four occasions (2014, 2018, 2020, and 2022); picking up the European Golden Shoe in 2020.
Another season as league top scorer will see Ciro Immobile equal Gunnar Nordahl’s record.
As things stand:
Gunnar Nordahl – 5 times
Ciro Immobile – 4 times
Aldo Boffi – 3 times
Gigi Riva – 3 times
Giuseppe Meazza – 3 times
Giuseppe Signori – 3 times
Michel Platini – 3 times
Paolo Pulici – 3 times
Roberto Pruzzo – 3 times
Immobile scored 3 goals better than his closest competition (Dusan Vlahovic) but Vlahovic switched teams mid-season to join Juventus.
The expectation is for Dusan Vlahovic’s odds of finishing as Serie A top scorer in the coming season will see a boost from being with Juventus.
What impact will Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan have on Immobile’s pursuit?
The leading top scorers at the end of the 2021/22 season:
1| Ciro Immobile (Lazio) – 27 goals
2| Dušan Vlahović (Firoentina/Juventus) – 24 goals
3| Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) – 21 goals
To witness history being made, Immobile equalling, and going on to break the record is attractive. We doubt AC Milan will want that to happen. Which side do you sit on?
Can Ciro Immobile get it done this season?