The Italian Serie A is one of the best leagues in Europe and the world. Over the years, a large number of great players have passed through the ranks, and they have made themselves known to the world for their good performances.
Many foreign figures have arrived in this league, such as Diego Armando Maradona, Gabriel Omar Batistuta, Adriano, Ronaldo Nazario, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sánchez have played for the teams of this league, and although their main role was that of scorers, they did not manage to get into the historical records. There are several players who managed to surpass the 200-goal mark in the Italian league Serie A and become the top scorers.
At JefeBet we present you the top 5 scorers in the history of Italian soccer.
Top Scorer in Serie A – The Historical Scorers in Italian Soccer
José Altafini – 216 goals
Brazilian striker, José Altafini, holds an important place in the history of Italian soccer. He emigrated to Italy after having performed well with Palmeiras in Brazil between 1956 and 1958. In the Old Continent, he played for Milan, Napoli and Juventus.
He entered the top 5 of all-time goal scorers with 216 in 458 games played, one of only two non-Italian-born players to make the list.
Giuseppe Meazza – 216 goals
Giuseppe Meazza was a contemporary of Silvio Piola, both being protagonists of Italian soccer thanks to their goals. He played 367 games in the Italian league and scored 216 goals.
His average of 0.59 goals per game was better than Piola’s, but his colleague’s outsized scoring rate prevented him from being the top scorer in the league’s history. For many years he was the second-best scorer, but now he ranks fourth.
Gunnar Nordahl – 225 goals
Swedish striker Gunnar Nordahl became the first non-Italian striker to be among the top scorers in the Italian league. He wore the jerseys of AC Milan and AS Roma between 1948 and 1958, and in 291 matches in Italian soccer, he scored 225 goals. For many years he was the second top scorer but he was displaced by Totti.
Francesco Totti – 250 goals
When talking about the history of Italian soccer, it is difficult to leave out Francesco Totti, a unique player not only for his skills with the ball but also for the loyalty he showed to Roma, playing his 25-year career there, as he never wore another jersey. He played 618 games with the “Loba” and registered 250 goals, making him the second highest scorer in Serie A.
Silvio Piola – 274 goals
Italian striker Silvio Piola, also known as “Silviogol”, played for Pro Vercelli, Lazio, Torino, Juventus and Novara Calcio during his soccer career. He is the top scorer in the history of the Italian league with a total of 274 goals in 537 games. He was active from 1929 to 1954 and to this day his record remains valid and seems a challenge for the new generations.