Tammy Abraham capped a memorable first season in Serie A with a slice of history as Roma defeated Torino 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday.
A first-half double saw Abraham become the highest-scoring English player in a single season in the Italian top flight, surpassing the previous mark of 16 set by Gerald Hitchens at Inter in 1961-62.
The only Roma player to score more than the England international’s haul of 17 in a debut Serie A season with the club was Rodolfo Volk, who registered 21 in the 1929-30 campaign.
Abraham has also found the back of the net nine times in 13 appearances in the Europa Conference League this season and is hopeful of capping a memorable campaign with a victory in the final against Feyenoord on Wednesday.
17 – Among players at their first season in Serie A, only Rodolfo Volk (21 in 1929/30) has scored more goals than Tammy #Abraham (17) with AS Roma. Predator.#TorinoRoma #SerieA pic.twitter.com/0yLuQ1JKDJ
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“I would have loved to get three, to score a hat-trick for my team, but the most important thing is we won,” he told DAZN.
“I fell in love with this club on the first day and I’m always going to help the team as much as possible with my goals and assists. It’s been a good year for me. I’d like to build on it and hopefully we can finish with a trophy and this will be the perfect year.”
Asked if he will stay at Roma, Abraham replied: “I love this club. They’ve given me the opportunity to show myself and my heart is here. We’ll see what the future holds but my heart is here.”
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