When Alessandro Del Piero became Juventus’ top scorer

This day in football history


On 10 January 2006, three goals against Fiorentina made Alessandro Del Piero the all-time leading scorer for Juventus.

The forward joined the club in 1993, making his debut that September. Over the next 12 years, he made a total of 436 appearances, scoring 175 goals through the 2004–05 season while winning a load of silverware that includes five league titles (1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002), the Champions League (1996), the UEFA Super Cup (1996), and the Intercontinental Cup (1996).

By the time Juventus faced Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia in January 2006, Del Piero had taken his goal tally to 182, matching the club record set by Giampiero Boniperti, who played there from 1946 to 1961. Juventus won 4–1 with a hat trick from Del Piero, lifting him to a new club record of 185 goals.

By the time he left the club in 2012, after winning another league title in his last year, he had pushed the scoring record to 290 in 705 appearances (also a club record).