4. Best individual season consisting of 32 goals
Alessandro Del Piero was never a bona fide centre-forward. However, due to his cunning movements and his sharp eye for through balls, he would score loads of goals and pick up many assists. Playing mostly as a trequartista, he was a reliable outlet for Marcello Lippi, considered the best manager of all time for Juventus.
The close observers already knew from the beginning that Del Piero was destined for superstardom, but the individual, after moving to Turin in 1993, had his first big season at Juventus in the 1997/88 campaign, in which Del Piero lifted his third league title in Italy.
Across all competitions, the Conegliano-born star netted as many as 32 goals from 47 matches. Amassing ten goals from ten appearances, he ended the season as Champions League’s leading goalscorer.
In a term where Juve, led by Lippi, were the runners-up of the competition, Del Piero scored a hat-trick in the first leg of the semi-final against AS Monaco.
In the same season, Juventus were the winners of the Supercoppa Italiana and finished the Coppa Italia as runners-up, with Del Piero finally justifying his promise and displaying his traits in front of the goal.