Serie A will return on 19th of January after a long winter break. However, the holiday is over because Coppa Italia matches will be played this weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo will make his debut in the competition against Bologna away from home. The Portuguese is the centre of our attention today. He joined from Real Madrid last summer. He wants to write a new chapter in Italian football after leaving stellar records in Premier League and La Liga. Today, we want to look at six men Ronaldo must trounce to conquer Serie A.
6. Antonio Di Natale- 209 Goals
Who is your favourite Italian striker? pic.twitter.com/0EojkspQrv
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) October 13, 2017
Udinese legend Antonio Di Natale is the sixth member of this special club of Serie A goal heroes. The legendary striker started his career at Empoli in 2002 but he enjoyed his game with Udinese scoring 191 times. Roberto Baggio narrowly misses the list with 205 goals in 452 appearances for Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan among others.
5. José Altafini- 216 Goals (459 Apps)
European Cup Final 1963
Jose Altafini scores for Milan against Benfica at Wembley pic.twitter.com/nN3TgrEuVr
— The League Magazine (@Theleaguemag) March 8, 2016
Brazil and Italy can claim José Altafini because he served both countries. However, he enjoyed his best football in Europe with AC Milan, Napoli, and Juventus. He played 459 times in Serie A scoring 216 goals.
4. Giuseppe Meazza- 216 Goals (367 Apps)
#OnThisDay in 1979, the world said goodbye to one of the greatest Italian footballers of all time.
Giuseppe Meazza won the #WorldCup twice, scoring ten goals in the process 🇮🇹🏆🏆
— FIFA Museum (@FIFAMuseum) August 21, 2018
Inter Milan legend Giuseppe Meazza scored 216 goals in 367 Serie A matches. He delivered the Scudetto for the San Siro side. He is also among the few who played for both City giants. He has a short spell with AC Milan and Juventus too.