Higuain makes Serie A history by breaking 66-year-old goalscoring record

The Argentine ended the season on 36 league goals – one ahead of Gunnar Nordahl’s total which he set in the 1949-50 campaign with AC Milan

Gonzalo Higuain has set a new Serie A record by becoming the highest ever goalscorer in a single season.

The Argentina international scored a hat-trick in Napoli’s 4-0 win over Frosinone to reach 36 goals for the season, which puts him one ahead of Gunnar Nordahl’s total which he registered with AC Milan in the 1949-50 campaign.

Higuain comfortably finishes as Serie A’s top goalscorer this season, with Paulo Dybala his nearest challenger with 19 goals for Juventus.

36 – Gonzalo #Higuain has scored 36 goals in this league, a new RECORD in a single Serie A campaign. Mythology. pic.twitter.com/RsGvlneCJg

— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) 14 May 2016

But despite the striker’s record-breaking haul, Napoli still finished nine points behind champions Juventus, who won Serie A for a fifth consecutive season.

But finishing second means Napoli have automatically secured a place in next season’s Champions League, while third-placed Roma will have to reach the group stages via the play-offs.

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