Francesco Totti is arguably the most iconic player ever to grace the Serie A. The Roma legend spent his entire career with his hometown club, joining them in 1989 and retiring at the end of 2017. He is revered amongst football fans around the world, not only for his leadership and commitment to his beloved club, but also for his sublime skill on the pitch.
Totti was a formidable goalscorer throughout his career and finished as the league’s all-time top scorer with a total of 250 goals. He is also the third-highest scorer in Serie A history behind only Gunnar Nordahl and Silvio Piola.
His best season came in 2006/07 when he scored 26 goals in 33 appearances. Not only was he a great goalscorer but he was also blessed with tremendous vision and creativity. His ability to pick out a pass was second-to-none, helping him record 216 assists throughout his career; a Serie A record.
Totti’s international record isn’t as impressive, but he still managed to score nine goals in 58 caps for Italy, including a crucial winner against Belgium in Euro 2000. Totti became a true legend during his time at Roma, helping the club win their third Scudetto in 2000/01 and also appearing in seven Coppa Italia finals.
His loyalty to the club is unparalleled in modern football and it was fitting that he ended his career by lifting the Coppa Italia trophy one last time in 2017. Francesco Totti is undoubtedly one of Italy’s greatest ever players and he will truly never be forgotten by the fans at Roma and across Serie A.
His 250 goals make him the all-time top scorer of one of Europe’s most competitive leagues, while his loyalty and commitment to the game will never be forgotten either.