Serie A and Italy are known to produce the best defenders ever, like Maldini, Nesta, Baresi, etc!
But, you can’t win a game unless you put the ball into the back of the net. So today we have a list of strikers who have not just played in the Serie A but excelled!
Here are the best strikers Serie A ever had!
Baggio began his Serie A career with Fiorentina after joining them from Serie C1 side Vicenza. He lasted five seasons at Fiorentina before joining Juventus in 1990, where he helped Juve win the Serie A, Coppa Italia, and UEFA Cup alongside Vialli and later Del Piero.
He then moved on to AC Milan, where he won another Serie A title in 1995-96. After a great season at Bologna, where he scored 20 goals, he moved on to Inter Milan before joining Brescia in 2000 at the age of 33, where he remained until his retirement in 2004.
Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, arrived in Italy from Barcelona in 1984.
He was at the pinnacle of his abilities, and he spent his best years playing football with Napoli, where he helped the southern team upset the established order of powerful northern Italian teams like Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Juventus, and win multiple titles.
Maradona scored 81 goals in 188 Serie A matches for Napoli and held the club’s all-time scoring record with 115 goals until 2017.
Gunnar Nordahl, another Swedish legend, is third on the list of all-time Serie A goal scorers. The striker scored 224 goals in 291 games, five times won the Golden Boot and dominated the league in the 1950s.
He played for AS Roma and, most notably, AC Milan, where he won the league three times.
Totti made his debut for Roma as a 16-year-old in 1992. Although he did not win many team trophies with Roma, he was an important component of all of them.
Roma won two Coppa Italias, two Supercoppa Italiana, and, most notably, a single Serie A title with Totti in the 2000-01 season, the club’s third Serie A trophy. He also won the World Cup in 2006 after playing an important role in Italy’s campaign.
With 250 goals in 618 Serie A appearances, he is the second-highest scoring Serie A player of all time. Francesco Totti will be remembered as one of Serie A’s top strikers of all time for changing the role of a striker and having an impact on Italian and European football.
With 267 goals in 537 games, legendary Italian attacker Silvio Piola holds the record for most goals in Serie A. The striker is one of Napoli’s all-time greats, and he also helped Italy win the FIFA World Cup in 1938.
He also won the league’s golden boot twice. With no active players now approaching Piola’s record, the feat is likely to remain unbroken for many years to come!