The All-time highest goal scorer of S.S.C. Napoli is an article Sportyleagues are using to pay tributes to the former Napoli and Argentine legend Diego Maradona. However, all the players featured in this article have scored a momentous amount of goals in the Napoli blue jersey. Furthermore, Diego Maradona who recently died is among the memorable Napoli players and was for some time the all-time highest goal scorer of the Italian club.
According to Napoli’s official site, the players listed below are the top ten all-time highest goal scorers of S.S.C. Napoli in all competitions. For this reason, I would like you to continue reading and help in the remembrance of former Napoli star Diego Maradona.
10. Gonzalo Higuain (2013 – 2016) – 91 goals.
Gonzalo Higuain is among the most prolific strikers of his generation. He had a successful spell with Real Madrid before joining Napoli in 2013. In his first season in Naples, he equaled Gino Rossetti’s 87-year record of the most goal in an Italian top-flight season. Hence, he also won the Serie A golden boot. Furthermore, he is the tenth all-time highest goal scorer of Napoli with a goal ratio of 0.6 per game.
9. Lorenzo Insigne (2009 – 2010, 2012 to date) – 93 goals.
Lorenzo Insigne is among the most prolific players who currently plays for Napoli. He is the current holder of the Serie A golden boot award. Due to his creativity, he is usually deployed as a left-winger rather than a center-forward. However, he currently averages a goal per game in all his appearances in the league for Napoli. Finally, Insigne is the ninth all-time highest goal scorer of Napoli.
8. Careca (1987 – 1993) – 96 goals.
The most notable period of his active career was at Napoli from 1987 to 1993. Then, he was among the best strikers in the world. Moreover, he is the eighth all-time highest goal scorer of S.S.C Napoli. The former Brazilian forward has a goal ratio of 0.4 per game.
7. Jose Altafini (1965 – 1972) – 97 goals.
Jose Altafini is among the greatest prolific strikers that have played in Serie A. He is the fourth-highest goalscorer in the history of Italian Serie A with 216 goals across three Italian clubs. In addition, the Italian-Brazilian forward was among the well-known complete strikers of his generation. Furthermore, he is the seventh all-time highest goal scorer of S.S.C. Napoli with a goal in two to three games during his stay at Napoli.
6. Antonio Vojak (1929 – 1935) – 103 goals.
Antonio Vojak played two roles on the pitch during his active career: he played as a striker and also a midfielder. The most prolific spell of his career was at Napoli. Moreover, he scored 103 goals in 190 appearances for the Italian club in all competitions. Furthermore, he is the sixth all-time highest goal scorer of S.S.C. Napoli with a goal in every two appearances.
5. Edinson Cavani (2010 – 2013) – 104 goals.
Of all time, Edinson Cavani is the most prolific Napoli player but only just fifth in the catalog of all-time highest goal scorer of Napoli. In his three seasons at Napoli, he scored 30+ goals in each winning the Serie A golden boot award only once. However, the Uruguayan striker’s goal per match ratio is the best on the list with one to two goals coming from him in two games.
4. Attila Sallustro (1926 – 1937) – 108 goals.
Attila Sallustro is well known as one of the most important players in Napoli’s history. Hence, he was very popular among the fans of S.S.C. Napoli. In all competitions, he made 258 appearances for Napoli and scored 108 goals which put him among the all-time highest goal scorers of the club.
3. Diego Maradona (1984 – 1991) – 115 goals.
Diego Maradona is the main purpose of this article. This is to show everyone how useful he was during his spell at Napoli. The Late Argentine legend is the third all-time highest goal scorer of S.S.C. Napoli. Moreover, he was Napoli’s all-time highest goal scorer from 1998 to 2017. In addition, he averages a goal in two to three appearances during his stint at Napoli.
2. Marek Hamsik (2007 – 2019) – 121 goals.
Marek Hamsik played for twelve seasons as a Napoli player, but he only became Napoli’s all-time highest goal scorer in 2017. However, he still holds the record for the most appearance for Napoli. Moreover, he does not score regularly for the Italian club but anytime he gets on the scoresheet it is always memorable. His goal ratio is the lowest on the list.
1. Dries Mertens (2013 to date) – 129 goals.
Dries Mertens surpassed Marek Hamsik this year to become the all-time highest goal scorer of Napoli. However, he is mainly deployed as a winger but most of the time plays as a striker. In addition, the Belgian star goal per match ratio is 0.4, meaning he scores a goal in only three appearances for Napoli. Furthermore, he still plays for the Italian club which gives him more time to increase the gap between him and Hamsik.