Immobile won the European Golden Shoe

Immobile won the European Golden Shoe

Ronaldo does not play in the final round of Serie A, Immobile became the highest scorer in Europe for the 2019-2020 season.

Before the final round of Serie A, Ciro Immobile ranked number one in the list of the most goals scored in the European national championships. The Lazio striker has 35 goals, equivalent to 70 points.

The only person capable of chasing the Italian striker is Cristiano Ronaldo, although the Portuguese superstar’s chances are not much because he scored four goals less than the opponent.

Immobile won the Golden Shoe for the first time

However, Ronaldo was not registered by Maurizio Sarri to play in the last round of Serie A, against AS Roma. Therefore, Immobile automatically won the European Golden Shoe. He is the third Italian player to win this individual title, after Luca Toni 2005-2006 season and Francesco Totti 2006-2007 season.

The goal of the Immobile in the final round is to break the record for a goal in a season that Gonzalo Higuain set in the 2015-2016 season. Four years ago, the Argentinian striker scored 36 goals. With just two goals, Immobile will monopolize the record.

Growing up from Juventus’ youth academy, but Immobile found no place in Turin. In the summer of 2012, he was sold off to Genoa, then waded through four more clubs, before joining Lazio in the summer of 2016.

Under the hands of the new coach Simone Inzaghi, Immobile is served by the whole Lazio team. He scored 26 goals in the first season, before peaking in his career in the second season, with 41 goals in all competitions. Compared to the peak season of 2017-2018, Immobile has scored more goals in Serie A this season, but there is less ground in the Europa League because Lazio stopped right in the group stage. Currently, he has only 38 goals this season.

The record holder for the number of goals and points in the Golden Shoe race is Lionel Messi. In the 2011-2012 season, he scored 50 goals, equivalent to 100 points. Messi is also the winner of the Golden Shoe the most, with six honors. However, in the 2019-2020 season, he did not appear in the first group. Immobile won the prize, while Robert Lewandowski came in second with 34 goals.