Can Edin Džeko beat all AS Roma’s goal-scoring records, and win Golden Shoe ?!

His entire career Edin Džeko followed one interesting pattern: he would sign for his new club and first season would be a season of adjusting within new environment, with his goal-scoring record and general stats holding mostly within below par perimeters.
Then, in the second season, he would turned into genuine goal-machine. This pattern has followed him since Czech Republic, and his first international pro years with Teplice, all the way to Rome ten years later.

Edin’s best season, so far, was 2008-2009 with Wolfsburg, in German Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal (German cup), and UEFA Cup, when he scored, for now, his record high number of goals for club in all competitions – 36 !

Let’s reiterate and clear this issue for once: 36 goals from 2008-2009 season is correct number if you want to cite his record career high – so far, actually – not 29 goals from season 2009-2010, which is erroneously most cited number in world’s football online magazines, not some other number – record for now is 36 in all competitions !

Džeko career with Wolfsburg, Germany (transfermarkt.com), 2017-02-21

Džeko career with Wolfsburg, Germany (transfermarkt.com), 2017-02-21

Last season at AS Roma (2015-2016) was his first for the club, and Edin, according to this pattern, went to score “only” 10 goals in all competitions (8 in Serie A, 2 in Champions League).

Now, two third into his second season with Roma, Edin is on fire with 29 goals for club in all competition – he already scored 19 in Serie A, 2 in Coppa Italia, 8 in Europe League – and with at least 16 games to go: 13 in Serie A, at least 2 in Coppa and 1 in Europe League, or more likely 18 games to go with at least 2 more in Europe League, if we consider Villarreal elaborated – can he beat all club’s goal-scoring records for one season and win European Golden Shoe ?

Dzeko - Golden Shoe standings-list on 21-feb-2017

Dzeko – Golden Shoe standings-list on 21-feb-2017 (eurotopfoot.com)

Italian Serie A have only 2 winers so far, and only 2 Italians ever won it, Totti being one of them one time winer with AS Roma; also only 2 Yugoslav ever won it (Josip Skoblar 44 goals for Olympique de Marseille in 1970–71 and Darko Pančev 34 goals for Crvena Zvezda in 1990–91), Yugoslav First Federal League had only one winer (Pančev).
Džeko would be first ever Bosnian to win European Golden Shoe, second AS Roma and third Serie A player.

European Golden Shoe lists by club, by nationality, by league (en.wikipedia.org), 2017-02-21

European Golden Shoe lists by club, by nationality, by league (en.wikipedia.org), 2017-02-21

Dzeko have already achieved club record for consecutive games with a goal, beating in the process 7 games record set by Rodolfo Volk (1931) and Totti (2009): 8 straight games with a goal, 11 goals in that span !

dzeko-amazing-form-streak-screenshot-whoscored-com-2017-02-19

Dzeko’s amazing form and 11 goals in 8 games goal-scoring streak in all competitions in Jan.-Feb. 2017, season 2016-2017 (whoscored.com)

Edin Dzeko – AS Roma current 2016-2017 season
2016-2017 – AS Roma, goals in all competitions ……… 29 goals
Seria A …………………………………………………………. 19 goals
Coppa Italia …………………………………………………….. 2 goals
Europe League ………………………………………………… 8 goals
Champions League ……………………………………………. goals

Pedro Waldemar ManfrediniAS Roma’s all-competition goal-scoring record holder
1960-1961 – AS Roma, goals in all competitions …….. 34 goals
Seria A ………………………………………………………… 20 goals
Coppa Italia ……………………………………………………. 2 goals
UEFA Cup (Europe League) ……………………………… 12 goals

Francesco TottiAS Roma’s Serie A goal-scoring record holder, one-time Serie A Capocannoniere , Golden Shoe
2006-2007 – AS Roma, goals in all competitions ……. 32 goals
Seria A ……………………………………………………….. 26 goals
Coppa Italia …………………………………………………… 2 goals
Europe League ……………………………………………….. goals
Champions League …………………………………………. 4 goals

Gabriel Batistuta – AS Roma’s last title winning top goal-scorer
2000-2001 – AS Roma, goals in all competitions …… 21 goals
Seria A ………………………………………………………. 20 goals
Coppa Italia …………………………………………………… goals
Europe League (UEFA Cup) ……………………………… 1 goals
Champions League …………………………………………. goals

Other AS Roma’s Serie A Capocannoniere8 titles

AS Roma's 8 titles Serie A Capocannoniere since 1930-1931 (en.wikipedia.org), 2017-02-21

AS Roma’s 8 titles Serie A Capocannoniere since 1930-1931 (en.wikipedia.org), 2017-02-21

Capocannoniere by club & by country (en.wikipedia.org), 2017-02-21

Capocannoniere by club & by country (en.wikipedia.org), 2017-02-21

So, for the reminder of the season Edin Džeko is left with enough time and opportunities to beat every single AS Roma goal-scoring record: 16 games to go or more likely 18, which could extend to even more games if Roma continue its winning streak in both Coppa Italia and Europe League, all the way toward the finals.

Sources:
Europe Golden Shoe at euroTOPfoot
WhoScored
Transfermarkt
◊ AS Roma Record goal scorers at Transfermarkt
◊ Serie A Top scorers at Transfermarkt
◊ Europe Golden Shoe at Transfermarkt
Wikipedia
◊ Capocannoniere at en.wikipedia.org
◊ European Golden Shoe at en.wikipedia.org
Online magazines
◊ "Edin Dzeko brushes off critical Roma fans in march toward historic season" at ESPNFC
◊ «Dzeko un Piedone per fare la storia della Roma» at Il Messaggero
◊ Dzeko: «Resto a Roma finché non vinco». L'attaccante giallorosso si racconta al Messaggero at Il Messaggero

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