The 30-year-old Italian forward, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2025, was the key figure in coach Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio squad last season, helping drive the team to a return in the Champions League, 13 years after their last appearance.
Immobile, who has scored 10 goals in 42 caps for Italy, made 44 appearances across all competitions last season for the Roman side, for a total of 3685 minutes. In that time, he scored 39 goals and provided eight assists, matching former Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain’s 36 goal record in the league.
This season, the Lazio striker has scored four goals and provided one assist in six appearances across all competitions, struggling to make a strong impact in the Champions League due to inconsistent Covid-19 tests, which forced him to miss the games against Club Brugge and Zenit St. Petersburg.
Immobile commented on Goal.com’s list on Instagram, saying:
This sport will never cease to amaze me and give me emotions. Thanks to Goal for this recognition and thanks to all of you who voted for me.
Being the only Italian on this list is an honor for me. I hope not to disappoint you, I will put all of myself in it, as always. I would like to point out that this photo was taken at the end of September.