Marek Hamsik etched his name into Napoli’s record books by moving level with the legendary Diego Maradona in the club’s all-time record goalscorer list.
The attacking midfielder levelled the Argentina great’s tally of 115 goals for the Partenopei, who moved top of Serie A after the Slovakian struck his landmark goal in a 3-1 win at Torino on Saturday.
The 30-year-old slotted a first-time strike into the top-right corner to end an agonising two-month wait to level Maradona’s longstanding record.
But how do the pair compare? Let’s take a look at the Opta numbers…
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95 – Of Hamsik’s haul, 95 of them have come in Serie A – compared to 81 for Maradona. No midfielders have scored as many league goals in Serie A since Hamsik’s debut in the division.
29 – Maradona scored 29 of his Napoli goals in the Coppa Italia, helping the club to win the competition in the 1986-87 campaign.
5 – Hamsik has scored five times in the Champions League, three more than Maradona, while his nine Europa goals also eclipses Maradona’s three in the tournament’s predecessor, the UEFA Cup.
15 – The Slovakian has hit the net for Napoli 15 times from outside the penalty area. His 115 goals also include eight penalties and 15 headers.
80 – In addition to his 115 Napoli goals, Hamsik has also provided 80 assists for his team.
3,776 – Hamsik’s first goal for Napoli was against Cesena in the Coppa Italia – 3,776 days prior to his record-equalling strike against Torino. Maradona’s 115 goals came between 1984 and 1991.
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