All time top scorers of the top 5 European leagues
Italy First Division: Silvio Piola – 290 goals
Silvio Piola is often considered as one of the greats of Italian football to have played the beautiful game. Piola played a crucial role in Italy’s 1983 World Cup win as he scored a brace in the final between Italy and Hungary which ended 4-2.
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Piola holds the record for the highest goals scored in the Italian first league with 290 goals, a record that still stands 63 years later. The player holds the honour of being the all-time top scorer of three different clubs Pro Vercelli, Lazio and Novara. Despite some brilliant performances, the Italian could never manage to win the league and ended up as the runner-up with Lazio and Juventus.
The player who is widely recognised as an all-time great has his name on two Italian stadiums in Novara and Vercelli which were renamed after his death. In 2011, Piola was posthumously inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame.