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Quagliarella becomes oldest goalscorer in Italy's history

Quagliarella becomes oldest goalscorer in Italy's history

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Italy's oldest international goalscorer is now Fabio Quagliarella, who netted against Liechtenstein to continue his superb season.

Fabio Quagliarella became the oldest goalscorer in Italy's history when he netted in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Liechtenstein. 

Aged 36 years and 54 days old, the Sampdoria forward scored a 35th-minute penalty in Tuesday's match, putting Roberto Mancini's side 3-0 up. 

The veteran added a second spot-kick in first-half stoppage time as Italy extended their lead en route to an eventual 6-0 victory in Parma.

Quagliarella overtakes Panucci

Italy's previous oldest scorer was Christian Panucci, who was 35 when he found the net against Romania in Euro 2008. 

The game saw Quagliarella make his first competitive international start since a World Cup qualifier against Cyprus in October 2009. 

Quagliarella is the top scorer in Serie A this season, having netted 21 goals. 

Italy's top 5 oldest goalscorers

  • 36 years and 54 days   Quagliarella
  • 35 years and 62 days   Panucci
  • 34 years and 241 days Di Natale
  • 34 years and 146 days Cannavaro
  • 34 years and 28 days   Pirlo