Ciro Immobile likely to win more than the European Golden Shoe
It’s very arguable to state that Lazio’s main striker Ciro Immobile who has 35 goals to his name, is the most competent goal machine in this football year.
However, the outcome of his last upcoming game in the 2019/2020 Serie A season will help bring an end to the debate of who wears the crown of Europe’s goal king this season.
The game of football has always been characterized by basic elements such as fans, skills, and most importantly goals.
Ciro Immobile began his professional career at Juventus and was loaned to two Serie B sides- namely Robur Siena and F.C. Grosseto SSD in his second year alone.
He showed a lot of promise in his third year as a loaned player to Pescara F.C. after helping the side to gain promotion to the Serie A with 28 league goals.
The promising striker was partially signed by Genoa in 2013 at 4 million pounds which made him a joint asset of both Juventus and Genoa F.C.
He joined Torino F.C. in 2014 which took over his shares from Genoa F.C. where he landed his first Capocannoniere award with 22 goals which is given to the highest goal scorer in the Serie A.
The German giants Borrusia Dortmund F.C. signed the Italian International at a fee of 18.5 million pounds which was his first club outside of his homeland.
His decline in performance was a temporary one and could be attributed to him moving from his home country to clubs abroad, including Dortmund F.C. and Sevilla F.C.
Ciro Immobile got back in form after moving back to the Italian side Lazio F.C. in 2016, where his goal-scoring prowess has massively improved over the past three years.
Immobile’s goal tally for the past three seasons since his return to the Serie A has been 23, 29,15 and he finally passed the 30 mark, this season.
The striker has a current market value of 40 million pounds.
He is already on the path of carving an image of not only a great Italian football icon, but he is likely to achieve two feats in his last game that will indispensably make him a football legend.
The superb striker who already has 35 goals has the chance to break the record for the most goals scored in a single Serie A season if he records a brace in his last game against Napoli.
The record is currently held by Gonzalo Higuain, who recorded 36 goals at Napoli F.C. in the year 2016.
It is also startling to notice that 2016 was the same year Ciro Immobile returned to the Serie A that Gonzalo Higuain set this record.
Gonzalo Higuain also broke that same record, which was previously set by Gunnar Nordahl in the 1949-50 AC Milan campaign with 35 goals and it lasted for 66 years.
He also leads the European Gold shoe race with his 35 goals, just a goal ahead of Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich who lies second in the race.
The game against Napoli will be the last shot for the 30-year-old striker to register at least a brace in order to solidify his legacy as one of the greatest strikers the game of football has ever witnessed.
With these mouth-watering achievements lying just in front of the striker, much should be expected from him in his last game against Napoli.
It’s going to be a spectacular celebration if the Italian footballer ends up owning the Capocannoniere award, European Golden Shoe, and the bragging rights as the reigning highest goalscorer in a single season of the Serie A.