Gonzalo Higuain Breaks Record for Most Serie A Goals in Season vs. Frosinone

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2016

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 08:  Gonzalo Higuain of SSC Napoli celebrates victory at the end of the Serie A match between Torino FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on May 8, 2016 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain broke Serie A's single-season scoring record with a hat-trick against Frosinone on Saturday, bringing his tally for the season up to 36 goals.

FIFA's official Twitter account confirmed the news:

Bleacher Report UK shared his full statistics:

The Argentina international completed his hat-trick with a stunning volley—a fitting end to what has been a superb season.

Napoli finish the Serie A campaign in second place with the 4-0 win, behind champions Juventus.

The previous record was held by AC Milan star Gunnar Nordahl, who scored 35 goals in the 1949-50 campaign. Torino's Gino Rossetti scored 36 goals during the 1928-29 Divisione Nazionale, the final season before Serie A was born.

Higuain's incredible tally came in just 35 matches, as the former Real Madrid star missed three contests due to suspension after an incident involving an official, per the Associated Press (for ESPN FC).  

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