3. Del Piero’s first Capocannoniere in Serie A
A career of Del Piero’s ilk would have been a disaster without a Capocannoniere. He had won every single title available, and then, at the start of the 2007/08 season, he, aged 33, only desired Capocannoniere, an accolade awarded to the player with the highest number of goals in Serie A.
Becoming the leading scorer in top-flight at the age of 33 is never a child’s play. Del Piero, however, made it look like one. Following the Calciopoli scandal, Juventus were demoted to Serie B that ultimately led to a mass exodus. A figure like Zlatan Ibrahimovic had left the club in the middle of its nightmare before Juventus began their journey in the second tier.
In the 2006/07 season, Juve had only one target — getting promoted to Serie A once again. As such, the Bianconeri only took one season to make their return to the top flight. And in that one season, Del Piero established the record of scoring the most number of goals in the second tier. He was surely too much to play in Serie B.
On his return to the top tier, the Italian, sensing that he was edging towards his endgame at Juventus, repeated the task, scoring the most number of goals for the Old Lady in Serie A, winning the coveted Capocannoniere in the process, and consequently becoming the second player after Paolo Rossi to win two back-to-back Capocannoniere titles in two different leagues.