Silvio Piola at Lazio in 1937.
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One of Italy's greatest strikers, Silvio Piola remains the highest scorer in Serie A history, having set the record of 274 goals when he finally retired with Novara in 1954, aged 41. His glut of goals, scored from the 1930s to the 1950s, had come with Pro Vercelli (his local club and whose youth setup he’d been in), Lazio, Torino, Juventus and Novara, and he’s the top Serie A goalscorer with three of those teams (Pro Vercelli, Lazio and Novara) - a stat that no other player has achieved.
Piola's 30 goals for the Italian national team puts him third on the all-time goalscoring chart of the Azzurri, an incredible stat considering that he only played 34 times for them.
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