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Capocannoniere (Italian: [ˌkapokanːoˈnjɛːre]; literally "head gunner") is the title awarded to the highest goalscorer of each season in Italy's Serie A. The title is currently held by Fabio Quagliarella, who scored 26 goals for Sampdoria in the 2018–19 season.

Capocannoniere
Gunnar Nordahl - AC Milan.jpg
Gunnar Nordahl, by winning the Capocannoniere title five times, is the pluricapocannoniere of Serie A, while playing at A.C. Milan.
Awarded forThe leading goalscorer in a single Serie A season
CountryItaly
Presented bySerie A
First awarded1923–24
Currently held byFabio Quagliarella (26)
Most awardsGunnar Nordahl (5)

The highest number of goals scored to win the Capocannoniere is 36, by both Gino Rossetti for Torino in 1928–29 and Gonzalo Higuaín for Napoli in 2015–16. Ferenc Hirzer, Julio Libonatti and Gunnar Nordahl are in joint third place for this record; they each scored 35 goals for Juventus, Torino and Milan respectively.

Gunnar Nordahl of Milan has won the title of pluricapocannoniere, with five successes in 1949–50, 1950–51, 1952–53, 1953–54 and 1954–55, more than any other player in the history of Italian championship.[1]

Contents

WinnersEdit

Prima Divisione/Divisione Nazionale/Serie AEdit

Season Player(s) Nationality Club(s) Goals[2]
1923–24 Heinrich Schönfeld   Austria Torino 22
1924–25 Mario Magnozzi   Italy Livorno 19
1925–26 Ferenc Hirzer   Hungary Juventus 35
1926–27 Anton Powolny   Austria Internazionale 22
1927–28 Julio Libonatti   Argentina/  Italy Torino 35
1928–29 Gino Rossetti   Italy Torino 36
1929–30 Giuseppe Meazza   Italy Ambrosiana-Inter 31
1930–31 Rodolfo Volk   Italy Roma 29
1931–32 Angelo Schiavio
Pedro Petrone
  Italy
  Uruguay
Bologna
Fiorentina
25
1932–33 Felice Borel   Italy Juventus 29
1933–34 Felice Borel   Italy Juventus 31
1934–35 Enrique Guaita   Argentina/  Italy Roma 28
1935–36 Giuseppe Meazza   Italy Ambrosiana-Inter 25
1936–37 Silvio Piola   Italy Lazio 21
1937–38 Giuseppe Meazza   Italy Ambrosiana-Inter 20
1938–39 Ettore Puricelli
Aldo Boffi
  Uruguay/  Italy
  Italy
Bologna
Milan
19
1939–40 Aldo Boffi   Italy Milan 24
1940–41 Ettore Puricelli   Uruguay/  Italy Bologna 22
1941–42 Aldo Boffi   Italy Milan 22
1942–43 Silvio Piola   Italy Lazio 21
1943–45 Not awarded N/A N/A N/A
1945–46 Guglielmo Gabetto   Italy Torino 22
1946–47 Valentino Mazzola   Italy Torino 29
1947–48 Giampiero Boniperti   Italy Juventus 27
1948–49 István Nyers   Hungary Internazionale 26
1949–50 Gunnar Nordahl   Sweden Milan 35
1950–51 Gunnar Nordahl   Sweden Milan 34
1951–52 John Hansen   Denmark Juventus 30
1952–53 Gunnar Nordahl   Sweden Milan 26
1953–54 Gunnar Nordahl   Sweden Milan 23
1954–55 Gunnar Nordahl   Sweden Milan 27
1955–56 Gino Pivatelli   Italy Bologna 29
1956–57 Dino da Costa   Brazil/  Italy Roma 22
1957–58 John Charles   Wales Juventus 28
1958–59 Antonio Valentín Angelillo   Argentina/  Italy Internazionale 33
1959–60 Omar Sívori   Argentina/  Italy Juventus 28
1960–61 Sergio Brighenti   Italy Sampdoria 27
1961–62 José Altafini
Aurelio Milani
  Brazil/  Italy
  Italy
Milan
Fiorentina
22
1962–63 Harald Nielsen
Pedro Manfredini
  Denmark
  Argentina
Bologna
Roma
19
1963–64 Harald Nielsen   Denmark Bologna 21
1964–65 Sandro Mazzola
Alberto Orlando
  Italy
  Italy
Internazionale
Fiorentina
17
1965–66 Luis Vinicio   Brazil Vicenza 25
1966–67 Gigi Riva   Italy Cagliari 18
1967–68 Pierino Prati   Italy Milan 15
1968–69 Gigi Riva   Italy Cagliari 21
1969–70 Gigi Riva   Italy Cagliari 21
1970–71 Roberto Boninsegna   Italy Internazionale 24
1971–72 Roberto Boninsegna   Italy Internazionale 22
1972–73 Giuseppe Savoldi
Paolino Pulici
Gianni Rivera
  Italy
  Italy
  Italy
Bologna
Torino
Milan
17
1973–74 Giorgio Chinaglia   Italy Lazio 24
1974–75 Paolino Pulici   Italy Torino 18
1975–76 Paolino Pulici   Italy Torino 21
1976–77 Francesco Graziani   Italy Torino 21
1977–78 Paolo Rossi   Italy Vicenza 24
1978–79 Bruno Giordano   Italy Lazio 19
1979–80 Roberto Bettega   Italy Juventus 16
1980–81 Roberto Pruzzo   Italy Roma 18
1981–82 Roberto Pruzzo   Italy Roma 15
1982–83 Michel Platini   France Juventus 16
1983–84 Michel Platini   France Juventus 20
1984–85 Michel Platini   France Juventus 18
1985–86 Roberto Pruzzo   Italy Roma 19
1986–87 Pietro Paolo Virdis   Italy Milan 17
1987–88 Diego Maradona   Argentina Napoli 15
1988–89 Aldo Serena   Italy Internazionale 22
1989–90 Marco van Basten   Netherlands Milan 19
1990–91 Gianluca Vialli   Italy Sampdoria 19
1991–92 Marco van Basten   Netherlands Milan 25
1992–93 Giuseppe Signori   Italy Lazio 26
1993–94 Giuseppe Signori   Italy Lazio 23
1994–95 Gabriel Batistuta   Argentina Fiorentina 26
1995–96 Igor Protti
Giuseppe Signori
  Italy
  Italy
Bari
Lazio
24
1996–97 Filippo Inzaghi   Italy Atalanta 24
1997–98 Oliver Bierhoff   Germany Udinese 27
1998–99 Márcio Amoroso   Brazil Udinese 22
1999–2000 Andriy Shevchenko   Ukraine Milan 24
2000–01 Hernán Crespo   Argentina Lazio 26
2001–02 David Trezeguet
Dario Hübner
  France
  Italy
Juventus
Piacenza
24
2002–03 Christian Vieri   Italy Internazionale 24
2003–04 Andriy Shevchenko   Ukraine Milan 24
2004–05 Cristiano Lucarelli   Italy Livorno 24
2005–06 Luca Toni   Italy Fiorentina 31
2006–07 Francesco Totti   Italy Roma 26
2007–08 Alessandro Del Piero   Italy Juventus 21
2008–09 Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden Internazionale 25
2009–10 Antonio Di Natale   Italy Udinese 29
2010–11 Antonio Di Natale   Italy Udinese 28
2011–12 Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden Milan 28
2012–13 Edinson Cavani   Uruguay Napoli 29
2013–14 Ciro Immobile   Italy Torino 22
2014–15 Mauro Icardi
Luca Toni
  Argentina
  Italy
Internazionale
Hellas Verona
22
2015–16 Gonzalo Higuaín   Argentina Napoli 36
2016–17 Edin Džeko   Bosnia and Herzegovina Roma 29
2017–18 Mauro Icardi
Ciro Immobile
  Argentina
  Italy
Internazionale
Lazio
29
2018–19 Fabio Quagliarella   Italy Sampdoria 26

By playerEdit

Rank Player Club Country Titles Seasons
1 Gunnar Nordahl Milan   Sweden 5 1949–50, 1950–51, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55
2 Giuseppe Meazza Internazionale   Italy 3 1929–30, 1935–36, 1937–38
Aldo Boffi Milan   Italy 3 1938–39, 1939–40, 1941–42
Gigi Riva Cagliari   Italy 3 1966–67, 1968–69, 1969–70
Paolo Pulici Torino   Italy 3 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76
Roberto Pruzzo Roma   Italy 3 1980–81, 1981–82, 1985–86
Michel Platini Juventus   France 3 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85
Giuseppe Signori Lazio   Italy 3 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96

By clubEdit

 
The Capocannoniere has been won 17 times by A.C. Milan players, the most recent being Zlatan Ibrahimović in 2012
Rank Club Titles
1st Milan 17
2nd Internazionale 14
3rd Juventus 13
4th Torino 10
5th Roma 9
5th= Lazio 9
7th Bologna 7
8th Fiorentina 5
9th Udinese 4
10th= Cagliari 3
10th= Napoli 3
10th= Sampdoria 3
13th= Vicenza 2
13th= Livorno 2
15th= Atalanta 1
15th= Bari 1
15th= Piacenza 1
15th= Hellas Verona 1

By countryEdit

 
Argentines are the most prolific foreign winners of the Capcannoniere, the most recent being Mauro Icardi of Internazionale in 2018.
Country Players
  Italy 69
  Argentina 11
  Sweden 7
  Brazil 4
  France 4
  Uruguay 4
  Denmark 3
  Austria 2
  Netherlands 2
  Hungary 2
  Ukraine 2
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
  Germany 1
  Wales 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Serial-scoring Swede who inflamed Milan". FIFA. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Italy - Serie A Top Scorers". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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