A perfect illustration of Milan's downfall: Ibra the top goalscorer in the last decade

25.12.2019.  
A perfect illustration of Milan's downfall: Ibra the top goalscorer in the last decade

Winning just one Serie A title in the last decade, at the start of it in the 2010/2011 campaign is a good enough indicator that Milan hasn't had the best decade. Even though the first 10 years of the 21 century haven't been that great either, with only one Scudetto won too, but mitigated with the two Champions League triumphs and an Italian Cup trophy. The last 10 years have really derailed Milan from its status and besides missing out on CL football regularly and not posing any threat to Juventus, there is another metric that illustrates how bleak Rossoneri were.


Despite spending just two seasons at the club, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is convincingly the club's best goalscorer in Serie A. With just 61 appearances, Ibra managed to score 42 goals and help the team win the Scudetto. His record, and his goal ratio of 0,68 per game is leagues above his replacements at San Siro.


In also two seasons, Carlos Bacca, the second-best goalscorer of the decade for Milan, scored 31 goals in 69 matches. A ratio of 0,44.



Spending six seasons at San Siro helped Giacomo Bonaventura to amass 29 goals in 136 league appearances for his club.


Mario Balotelli had an alright score in his first two seasons at the red and black club of Milano, scoring 26 goals in 43 matches. But coming back on loan after his brief stint at Liverpool saw him score just one time in 20 matches!


Another member of the title-winning squad, Robinho is forgotten by most football fans, but he is Milan's fifth-best goalscorer of the decade with 25 hits in 108 matches. Alexandre Pato managed 15 goals in 40 games since the 2010/2011 campaign.


And that's the top five, but Milan had loads of players that were often expensively paid, or rated highly, but still disappointed greatly.



In two games more than Ibra, 63, Patrick Cutrone managed to score just 13 Serie A goals before his transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Not a proper striker, but certainly one of the most notable offensive names in Milan of the last decade, Kevin Prince Boateng managed just 11 league goals in 85 games.


Stephan El Shaarawy arrived at Milan as a big talent and while his second season was highly promising with 16 Serie A goals in 37 matches, overall he managed only five goals more in 82 matches total!


21 is the same number of goals as Giampaolo Pazzini managed to acquire for Milan in the league. He needed 74 games to do so.


To perfectly illustrate that the Rossoneri were perfectly aware of their goalscoring issue there's the €22,000,000 transfer of Andre Silva. The highly-rated Portuguese talent scored only two times in 25 league games.


Krzysztof Piatek, at 13 goals in 35 games is by far the best Rossoneri have had up front since Ibra, but he is displaying far lower performances this season.


The newest young acquisition Rafael Leao, who arrived for €23,000,000, is threatening to become another in the line of gambles that didn't pay off. Other names like Bojan Krkic, Luiz Adriano, Klaas Jan Huntelaar converted so little that they barely deserve mentioning.


Ibrahimovic is a free agent this winter and Rossoneri are considered favourites to sign him. Despite being 38-years-old, Ibra just might be of use to Milan, if anything to remind his teammates how great the club used to be. 



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