With a goal and two assists against Genoa on Sunday night, Francesco Totti became the joint second top goalscorer in the history of Serie A – sitting in second place with Swedish legend Gunnar Nordahl on 225 goals. The Roma captain is the only player of the modern era to be among the top five of this elite group. In first place lies Silvio Piola with what looks like an unmatchable 274 goals.
The Giallorossi crowd gave their hero a standing ovation when he fired home the penalty to give them the lead and equaled the record that has stood for five decades. The son of Gunnar Nordahl, Thomas, has said he will travel to Roma to personally shake the hand of Totti if he breaks his father’s record.