Lazio forward Ciro Immobile scored his 36th goal of the season on Saturday against Napoli to equal the record for the most goals in a Serie A campaign.
The 30-year-old Italy international tapped in after 22 minutes to match Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain’s record of 36 goals, set while playing for Napoli in the 2015-16 season.
Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo who was rested on the final day was Serie A’s second top scorer with 31 goals, with Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku on 23.
“I am proud of what I did, I remember where I started from, I think I can be a point of reference for all the boys. I dedicate the goal record to my family, my parents, my brother, my wife and my children,” said Immobile.
It was the striker’s third Serie A Golden Boot after clinching it back in the 2013/14 season with 22 goals and sharing with Mauro Icardi on 29 in 2017/18 campaign.
Immobile also walks away win the European Golden Shoe for the continent’s top scorer this term, having overtaken Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s tally of 34 in midweek.
“I want to say thank you also to the fans, who have supported me for 4 years together with the club. Having won the Golden Shoe is a reason for great pride, it makes me enter the history of this sport.
“I still get excited if I think about how I was welcomed by the team after the hat-trick against Hellas Verona,” concluded Immobile.
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Edited by Tokelo Martin Mokhesi