Gabriel Batistuta

Gabriel Batistuta

Although he only won two top division titles in his career—Serie A with Roma in 2001 and the Argentina Primera Division in 1990—it’s still one more than Alan Shearer. Batistuta was one of the finest strikers in Europe and perhaps would have done better had he joined a bigger club.

But the loyalty that he showed to Fiorentina—apart from his head being turned briefly by Roma, a situation quickly remedied by the club bringing in Giovanni Trapattoni—has set him in stone as a club legend and, as a result, he also gained respect around Italy.

Between 1991 and 1999, he scored 207 goals in 332 games for Fiorentina, while in 1990 he notched 19 in 40 at Boca Juniors, giving him a goals-to-games average of 1:1.6 throughout the 1990s, a record that puts him among the best goalscorers of the past few decades.