Ciro Immobile thanked his Lazio teammates and the staff following his fourth Capocannoniere award.
The 32-year-old Italian striker scored 27 goals in 31 Serie A appearances this season, becoming Serie A’s top scorer for the fourth time now. Immobile is now the first Italian to win four Capocannoniere titles and only sits one behind all-time recorder holder Gunnar Nordahl.
Speaking to Lega Serie A’s media outlets (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Immobile discussed the award and what it means to him.
I am really happy, I dedicate this award to my wife, my children and my family. Obviously I have to give credit to the coach, the staff and obviously my teammates. This award must absolutely be shared with them, who have put me in a position to be able to achieve all this.
Every year there is always someone who is there and fights with me to be able to win the Capocannoniere. It’s complicated, it’s a difficult award and, as I said before if there is no teamwork behind it, it’s difficult to achieve.
I am really satisfied with the work done. Congratulations to Lautaro, Vlahovic and the other strikers who have had a really important season and it’s nice to finish ahead of players like them.
The 32-year-old Immobile, who is contracted to Lazio until 2026, is the clear talisman of the team, something he managed to maintain under both Simone Inzaghi and Maurizio Sarri. He will now be hungry to win his record-matching fifth Capocannoniere title next season.
The Italian striker is already the Biancocelesti’s all-time top scorer, having netted 182 goals in 259 appearances for the club, overtaking previous holder Silvio Piola.