Sunday, 18 May 2008

Del Piero wins Capocannoniere crown

Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero edged team-mate David Trezeguet to win the Serie A Capocannoniere title for the first time in his career.

The Italy international equalled a career-high 21 goals in the top-flight to become the most prolific scorer in the 2007-08 season.

The 33-year-old scored twice during Saturday's 3-3 draw at Sampdoria as Juve finished third after winning promotion from Serie B last year.

Del Piero, who topped the Second Division scoring charts with 20 goals last season, is only the second player to win back-to-back Serie A and Serie B Capocannoniere crowns since World Cup winner Paolo Rossi did it in 1977 and 1978 with Vicenza.

Del Piero is expected to be named on Tuesday in Roberto Donadoni's provisional squad for Euro 2008 after an inspiring campaign.

Trezeguet, who was excluded from France's squad for the European Championship this summer, finished one goal short of Del Piero.

On-loan AC Milan striker Marco Borriello was third on the scoring charts having struck 19 goals for Genoa.

Source: Sporting Life

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