Serie A Top Scores The Capocannoniere AwardThe Capocannoniere is awarded to the player with the most goals in Italy's Serie A. The tournament boasts of some top quality players. With 29 goals apiece, the title is currently jointly held by Mauro Icardi and Ciro Immobile, both of whom are frontrunners for the boot. But with Ronaldo now in the picture, how do thing pan out?
Cristiano Ronaldo 4/6
The Portuguese international is a favorite to win the title, unsurprisingly. He may be new to Italian soil, but last season with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 26 goals in 27 La Liga matches. The fight for the Pichichi for the past decade has more or less been a two way battle between him and Lionel Messi. In his best season, he scored 48 goals, only two behind the La Liga record. The only thing that might hamper his chances of winning the title is that he might not play the entire season, but given his track record, even that won’t stop Cristiano Ronaldo to head for the top spot in Europe
Mauro Icardi 6/1
Inter Milan’s captain Mauro Icardi is another obvious favorite to win the Capocannoniere this season. The Argentinian has been awarded the title twice before. He is an immensely skilled forward, with 22. 16, 24 and 29 goals in his last four seasons. The Argentinian is excellent in the box, has excellent technical skills and is a sharp goalscorer, and he’s only getting better.
Gonzalo Higuain 10/1
Playing on loan for AC Milan, Gonzalo Higuaín is a strong contender for the Serie A golden boot. Last season may not have been his best, but in 2015 – 2016, he won the Capocannoniere by scoring an incredible 36 goals in 35 league matches with Napoli. In his next season, he was just three spots behind top scorer Edin Dzeko, with 24 goals. Higuaín is expected to quite well this season with Milan, especially if he can emulate what he did with Napoli.
Ciro Immobile 12/1
Out of the 89 goals, Lazio scored last season, Ciro Immobile can take credit for 29 of them. The Italian striker certainly outdid himself, winning the golden boot along with Icardi. He has won the Capocannoniere once before, in 2013 – 2015, with 22 goals. His chances of snatching the title again this time around aren’t as high as others, but with 41 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions, he is capable.
Edin Dzeko 16/1
The Bosnian striker’s claim to fame came in 2009, when his former football club, Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga, during which Dzeko scored 26 goals, the second highest of the tournament. He was awarded the Capocannoniere two seasons ago, with 29 goals. As captain of the Bosnian National team, he was named Bosnian Footballer of the Year thrice in a row. Out of the 24 goals, Dzeko scored last year, 16 were during the Serie A.
Being the talented goalscorer he is, along with Cristiano Ronaldo by his side, Mario Mandzukic is undoubtedly someone to watch out for this season.