Totti ties for 2nd most goals in Serie A

March 3, 2013

The man who crushed the Socceroos in the 2006 World Cup, Roma captain Francesco Totti has tied Swedish great Gunnar Nordahl for second place on Serie A's all-time scoring list with his 225th goal.

Totti converted a penalty in the 16th minute of Roma's match against Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

It was the 10th goal this season for the 36-year-old Totti, who is in his 21st season with Roma having made his debut for his hometown club as a 16-year-old.

Silvio Piola - who played for Pro Vercelli, Lazio, Torino, Juventus and Novara from 1929-54 - leads the all-time list with a seemingly insurmountable 274 goals.

Nordahl scored most of his Serie A goals with AC Milan but concluded his career with Roma in 1958.