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Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

Serie A top scorers of all time; All of them have scored more than 100 goals but none more than 300, although the top of the list, Silvio Piola, have neared that number with a total of 274 goals. The list of Serie A highest goal scorers of all time continues with Francesco Totti with 250 goals.
Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

But what about the rest of the list? You might think that all Serie A top goal scorers of all time must be Italian. That’s not so, although most of them are. There are footballers from Brazil, Argentina, Sweden and even Hungary on the list and even on top of the list like Gunnar Nordahl.

And as you might have guessed, many of the players on the list of Serie A top goal scorers ever have played some time in their career for one of these clubs: AS Roma, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus - actually the giants in the Italian football.

Italian Serie A Top Scorers of All Time List Starts with…

As you know and mentioned above, the list of Serie A top scorers of all time starts with Silvio Piola who is by now 83 years old and have scored 274 goals during his footballing career. Stay with us if you like to know about the rest of the list.

Silvio Piola (274 Goals)

Not only the Italian Serie A top scorer of all time but also the oldest on the list - he’s 83 years old, Silvio Piola has scored 274 league goals during his footballing career and for these clubs between 1929 and 1954: Pro Vercelli (currently competes in Serie C), Lazio, Juventus, and Novara. The first club (Pro Vercelli) competed in Serie A between 1929 and 1934 when Piola served them.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

Piola has scored most of his Serie A goals for Lazio - actually 143. The 83-year-old retired Italian footballer made 537 Serie A appearances and scored 274 goals which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.51 meaning that he has scored one goal in every two appearances he has made in Serie A.

Francesco Totti (250 Goals)

The Italian legend, Francesco Totti, is actually the second highest goal scorer in Serie A of all time after Silvio Piola with 250 goals. And the interesting fact about Totti is that he has only served one club, namely AS Roma, during his career and naturally has scored all his 250 Serie A goals for them. Totti has made 618 league appearances for AS Roma between 1992 and 2017 and as already mentioned scored 250 goals for them.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

So, the 43-year-old retired Italian forward gets a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.4 meaning that he has scored exactly two goals for AS Roma in every 5 appearances he has had for them in Serie A.

Totti is one of the most decorated Italian footballers with a number of titles and trophies to his name including Serie A Top Scorer in 2006-07 season, European Golden Shoe in the same season, and Serie A Footballer of the Year in 2000 and 2003.

Gunnar Nordahl (225 Goals)

The first non-Italian footballer on the list of Serie A top scorers of all time, Gunnar Nordahl is a retired Swedish footballer who has scored 225 goals in Serie A during his footballing career and only for two clubs: AS Roma and AC Milan.

He has also the highest goal-to-appearance ratio on the list of highest goal scorers in Serie A ever: 0.77 which means he has scored almost 3 goals in every 4 appearances he has had in Serie A.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

The above ratio has actually resulted from dividing 225 goals the retried Swedish forward has scored by the 291 appearances he has had in Serie A. And from all these 225 goals, 210 have been scored for AC Milan which means Nordahl has scored 93% of his Serie A goals for the Rossoneri (The Red and Blacks).

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Giuseppe Meazza (216 Goals)

Another retired Italian footballer on the list of Serie A top scorers of all time, Giuseppe Meazza, aged 68 by now, has scored all his Serie A goals for only three clubs: Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Juventus - Serie A giants, and from all these goals 197 have been scored for Inter Milan meaning that the retired Italian forward has scored 91% of his Serie A goals for the Nerazzurri (The Black and Blues).

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

And all these goals (216) have been scored in 367 appearances Meazza has had between 1929 and 1947 in Serie A. So the 68-year-old retired Italian footballer gets a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.59 meaning that he has scored almost 3 goals in every 5 appearances he has had in Serie A.

Jose Altafini (216 Goals)

The first footballer with dual nationality on the list of Serie A top scorers of all time - he’s both Italian and Brazilian, Jose Altafini has scored the same number of Serie A goals as Giuseppe Meazza (216) and therefore shares the same position (4th) on the list with the 68-year-old retired Italian forward.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

And Altafini has scored all his 216 Serie A goals in the 459 appearances he has made between 1958 and 1976 for AC Milan, Napoli, and Juventus.

That means the 82-year-old former Italian-Brazilian footballer gets a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.47 which means, in turn, that he has scored almost one goal in every two appearances he has had in Serie A. And more than 50% of these goals - actually 125 - have been scored for AC Milan.

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Antonio Di Natale (209 Goals)

The fifth on the list of Serie A top scorers of all time and the first footballer on the same list who has never served one of the Italian major league giants, AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Roma, and Juventus, Antonio Di Natale has scored all his Serie A goals - actually 209 goals - for only two clubs: Empoli and Udinese and between 2002 and 2016.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

Di Natale has scored this number of goals (209) in the 445 appearances he has had for the two Serie A clubs mentioned above which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.47 meaning that he has scored almost one goal in every two Serie A appearances he has made.

The 42-year-old retired Italian footballer became Serie A top scorer in two consecutive seasons, namely in 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, and Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year in 2010.

Roberto Baggio (205 Goals)

The last footballer with more than 200 goals on the list of Serie A top scorers of all time, Roberto Baggio has scored all his 205 Serie A goals for six clubs that include Fiorentina, Juventus, AC Milan, Bologna, Inter Milan and Brescia. Among all these clubs, Juventus gets a bigger share of Baggio goals with 78 goals - 38% of all goals Baggio has scored in Serie A.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

And all these goals (205) have been scored from 1985 to 2004 in the 452 appearances Baggio has made for the above-mentioned clubs. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.45 meaning that he has scored almost 1 goal (exactly 0.9 goal) in every two appearances he has made in Serie A.

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Kurt Hamrin (190 Goals)

The second Swedish footballer after Gunnar Nordahl on the list of Serie A top scorers of all time, Kurt Hamrin, is the 85-year-old former Swedish winger who managed to score 190 goals in his 400 appearances for Serie A clubs, Juventus, Padova, Fiorentina, AC Milan, and Napoli from 1956 to 1971.

That actually gets the Swedish former footballer a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.48 which means he has scored almost one goal in every two Serie A appearances he has made.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

From among 190 Serie A goals Hamrin has scored 78% were for Fiorentina - actually 150 out of 190 goals. Hamrin is also the second Fiorentina all-time top scorer after Gabriel Batistuta with only two goals behind him - Batistuta has scored 152 goals for Fiorentina during his career.

Giuseppe Signori (188 Goals)

Another footballer on the list of Serie A highest goal scorers of all time to have never scored for Serie A giants, AS Roma, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus, Giuseppe Signori have scored all his 188 Serie A goals for four clubs, namely Foggia, Lazio, Sampdoria and Bologna, between 1991 to 2004.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

From among the above-mentioned clubs, Lazio gets the highest share of Signori’s Serie A goals with 107 goals which is actually 56% of all goals the 52-year-old retired Italian footballer has scored during his career.

And Signori has scored all his 188 Serie A goals in 344 appearances he has had in the major Italian league. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.55 meaning that he has scored a little bit more than one goal in every two appearances he has had in Serie A.

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Alessandro Del Piero (188 Goals)

Sharing the 9th position on the list of Serie A highest goal scorers of all time with Giuseppe Signori and Alberto Gilardino, Alessandro Del Piero has scored all his 188 Serie A goals for only one club: Juventus, and between 1993 and 2012 in 478 appearances he made for the Italian club which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.39 meaning that he has scored almost 2 goals in every 5 appearances he has made in Serie A.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

Like Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero is also among the most decorated Italian footballer with a number of honors and titles to his name including Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year in 1998 and 2008, UEFA Champions League Top scorer in 1997-98 season with 10 goals, and Serie A Top scorer in 2007-8 season with 21 goals. He was also named in Juventus Greatest 11 of All Time in 2017.

Alberto Gilardino (188 Goals)

The third footballer to share the 9th position with Alessandro Del Piero and Giuseppe Signori on the list of Serie A highest goal scorers of all time, Alberto Gialrdino has scored his 188 Serie A goals for seven clubs, namely Piacenza, Hellas Verona, Parma, AC Milan, Fiorentina, Genoa, and Bologna.

And from among these clubs he has scored the most number of goals for Fiorentina - actually 118 goals which makes up 62% of all his Serie A goals.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

And all these goals (188) have been scored from 1999 to 2017 in 502 appearances that Gilardino has had for Serie A clubs meaning that the 38-year-old retired Italian footballer gets a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.37 which, in turn, means he has scored almost 3 goals in every 8 appearances he has had in Serie A.

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Gabriel Batistuta (184 Goals)

Number 10 on the list of Serie A top goal scorers ever, and the first Argentinian footballer on the list, Gabriel Batistuta has scored 184 goals in the 318 appearances that he has made for the Serie A clubs, Fiorentina, Roma and Inter Milan.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.58 which means he has scored a little bit more than one goal in every two appearances he has made in Serie A.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

And from all these 184 goals, Batistuta has scored 152 for Fiorentina which actually translates to 82% of all his Serie A goals. The 51-year-old retired Argentinian forward is actually the highest all-time goal scorer of Fiorentina with that number of goals.

Giampiero Boniperti (178 Goals)

The second Italian footballer after Alessandro Del Piero on the list of Serie A top scorers of all time who has scored all his Serie A goals and in fact all his club career goals for only Juventus, Giampiero Boniperti has actually scored 178 goals - 10 goals less than Alessandro Del Piero - for the Bianconeri (The black and whites) during his footballing career.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

And all these 178 goals were scored in the 443 Serie A appearances that Boniperti made for Juventus between 1946 and 1961. That gets the 92-year-old former Italian forward a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.4 which means he has scored 2 goals in every 5 appearances he has made in Serie A.

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Amedeo Amadei (174 Goals)

The first footballer on the list of Serie A highest goal scorers of all time who is no more alive, Amedeo Amadei passed away on November 24, 2013 at the age of 92. He’s actually the 12th Italian major league top scorer of all time with 174 goals he scored for AS Roma, Inter Milan, and Napoli during his footballing career that lasted from 1936 to 1956.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

Amadei’s goal-to-appearance ratio is 0.41 - he scored his 174 Serie A goals in 423 appearances. That means he scored a little bit more than two goals in every five appearances he had in Serie A.

And he scored almost twice as much goals for AS Roma - actually 85 goals - compared to the two other Italian clubs, namely Inter Milan and Napoli, for whom he scored 42 and 47 goals respectively.

Giuseppe Savoldi (168 Goals)

168 Goals in 405 Serie A appearances; that actually gets Giuseppe Savoldi a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.41 - exactly the same as that of Amedeo Amadei’s - which means he has also scored a little bit more than two goals in every five appearances he has made in the major Italian league.

And like Amadei, Savoldi has also scored all his Serie A goals for only three clubs (Atalanta, Bologna, and Napoli) although these clubs are not exactly the same clubs Amadei served during his footballing career.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

However, unlike Amadei, Savoldi is still alive - he’s 73 years old by now and perhaps should be honored to be on the list of Italian major league highest goal scorers of all time. It should be noted that the 73-year-old retired Italian forward became Serie A top scorer in 1972-73 season; an honor Amadei never achieved during his footballing career.

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Guglielmo Gabetto (167 Goals)

Perhaps you will find no other footballer on the list of Serie A top scorers of all time that have scored the same number of goals for the clubs he has served during his career, but Guglielmo Gabetto almost did it. From all his 167 Serie A goals, he scored 87 goals for Juventus and 80 goals for Torino.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

Unfortunately Gabetto died at the age of 33 in a plane crash (1949 Superga air disaster) and therefore could be considered as the second dead footballer after Amedeo Amadei on the list of Serie A top goal scorers ever.

His Serie A goal-to-appearance ratio is 0.52 - he scored his 167 Serie A goals in 322 appearances, which means he scored a little bit more than one goal in every two appearances he made in Serie A.

Fabio Quagliarella (164 Goals)

The 15th footballer on the list of Serie A highest goal scorers of all time, Fabio Quagliarella has scored a total of 164 goals in his 467 Serie A appearances for 6 clubs, namely Sampdoria, Udinese, Juventus, Torino, Napoli, and Ascoli, which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.35 meaning that he has scored a little bit more than 2 goals in every 6 appearances he has had in Serie A - between 1999 till today.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

Despite his age (37), Quagliarella is still in the business and currently plays as a forward for Sampdoria whom he joined in 2016. And the interesting fact about him is that again despite his age, he became Serie A top scorer in 2018-19 season and also was named the major Italian league best forward in the same season.

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Roberto Boninsegna (163 Goals)

A total of 163 goals in 366 Serie A appearances for Roberto Boninsegna; that means the 76-year-old retired Italian footballer gets a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.45 meaning that he has scored almost 2 goals (exactly 1.8 goals) in every 4 appearances he has made in Serie A. And from all his Serie A goals, Inter Milan gets a bigger share of 113 which translates to 69% of all his Serie A goals.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

Other clubs Boninsegna served during his career are Varese, Cagliari, and Juventus for whom he scored 5, 23, and 22 goals respectively. Boninsegna also became Serie A Top Scorer in two consecutive seasons, namely 1970-71 and 1971-72 seasons.

Luca Toni (157 Goals)

And finally the last footballer on our list of Serie A top scorers of all time, Luca Toni has served more clubs than any other footballer on the list already mentioned. He has actually served 8 clubs including Vicenza, Brescia, Palermo, Fiorentina, Roma, Genoa, Juventus and Hellas Verona between 2000 and 2016 scoring 157 goals in his 344 appearances for them which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.46.

Serie A Top Scorers of All Time

That means Luca Toni has also scored 2 goals in every 4 Serie A appearances he has made just like Roberto Boninsegna. And from all the Serie A clubs he has served, he has scored the most number of goals for two clubs, namely Fiorentina and Hellas Verona, for whom he scored 55, and 48 goals respectively during his career.

The List of Serie A Top Scorers of All Time Continues

The list of Italian major league top scorers of all time is not limited to the players we have already mentioned; below is the rest of the list in summarized form where only we mention a player’s goals and appearances in the major Italian league plus his goal-to-appearance ratio.

  • Gigi Riva, 156 goals in 289 appearances, ratio: 0.54
  • Filippo Inzaghi, 156 goals in 370 appearances, ratio: 0.42
  • Roberto Mancini, 156 goals in 541 appearances, ratio: 0.29
  • Luis Vinicio, 155 goals in 348 appearances, ratio: 0.45
  •  Carlo Reguzzoni, 155 goals in 401 appearances, ratio: 0.39
  • Istvan Nyers, 153 goals in 236 appearances, ratio: 0.65 (this one is from Hungary)
  • Hernan Crespo, 153 goals in 340 appearances, ratio: 0.45
  • Adriano Bassetto, 149 goals in 329 appearances, ratio: 0.45
  • Omar Sívori, 147 goals in 278 appearances, ratio: 0.53
  • Christian Vieri, 142 goals in 264 appearances, ratio: 0.54

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