With a new brace, only Cristiano has scored more goals than Vlahovic in a Serie A calendar year

Josip Brajkovic
Josip Brajkovic
Published: 12.12.2021.

With a new brace, only Cristiano has scored more goals than Vlahovic in a Serie A calendar year

Fiorentina celebrated a convincing win over Salernitana 4:0 with Dusan Vlahovic packing in another two goals! Not only is the 21-year-old leading the top scorers' chart for the 2021/2022 season, but he has also reached the ultimate record for scoring in a calendar year when it comes to Serie A.

Vlahovic is currently at 32 goals in Serie A since the start of 2021, and that means that only Cristiano Ronaldo had a better tally in one year, ever! CR7 stopped at 33 goals when he set the record during 2020!

With his new brace, Vlahovic became only the third player in the last 60 years to have scored more than 30 Serie A goals in a single calendar year, with Luca Toni at 31 joining CR7 and DV9.

That means that legends like Allesandro Del Piero, Gabriel Batistuta, Christian Vieri, David Trezeguet, Andriy Shevchenko, and many other top strikers, haven't managed to do what the young Serb is doing. With Viola of all teams.

Yet Vlahovic has three more games in 2021 to win the record of the superstar Cristiano, with duels against Benevento, Sassuolo, and Verona highly promising.

A lot of credit goes to the manager Vincenzo Italiano, but there's no denying that Vlahovic can't be regarded as a one-season wonder anymore.

"As I always said, Vlahovic trains really hard, he is hungry and constantly improving, so I am very happy to have him in the squad. He is a very effective player in front of goal," stated the manager Italiano.

Vlahovic has even separated himself from the top strikers when it comes to the number of goals in 2021 within top five leagues. Only Robert Lewandowski has more than Vlahovic at 40. While Erling Haaland is at 28 goals, Karim Benzema at 27, and Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi both have 24 league goals in this calendar year.

The 21-year-old is now the leading Serie A goalscorer this season with 15 goals, two more than the former Golden Boot winner Ciro Immobile who is at 13, with a game in hand.


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