Pandev scores 100th Serie A goal (Video)

Goran Pandev wrote his name among the Serie A goal scoring legends as tonight he scoring a brace for Genoa and reached 100 goals in one of the world’s best leagues.

photo: Pandev celebrates his 100th goal

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His club welcome Benevento, a team who was twice taking the lead starting from the 5th minute. However, Pandev fist equalized on 1:1 in the 11th minute when a cross into the box was badly cleared away by a visiting defender, falling instead to Pandev who scored a simple goal from close range. This was his 99th Serie A goal.

Goran scores his 99th goal

Just four minutes later Benevento took another lead, but in the 21st minute Goran the Great once again did his job. The 100th Serie A goal from Pandev came on a left footed shot from a tight angle after some more bad defending from the visitors.

Pandev scored his 100th goal

Genoa did not win as the match ended 2:2, but still, this is a game that Pandev will remember forever, and not just him but all Macedonian football fans as since tonight a Macedonia is among the Seria A legends.

Pandev’s goals vs. Benevento:

Well done Goran!!

Pandev’s Serie A goals by clubs:
27 – Genoa
19 – Napoli
5 – Inter
48 – Lazio
1 – Ancona

On the all time table Pandev is the 85th player to reach 100 goals in Serie A. There are still rounds to be played so he may improve his records as at the moment he is equal on goals with Pierino Prati and Marek Hamšík, the first long time retired, the later is playing in Sweden.

This a list of all foreign players that have scored at least 100 goals in Serie A:

225 (3) Gunnar Nordahl Sweden
190 (8) Kurt Hamrin Sweden
184 (12) Gabriel Batistuta
155 (23) Luís Vinício Brazil
153 (25) István Nyers Hungary
153 (25) Hernán Crespo
147 (29) Zlatan Ibrahimović* Sweden
139 (36) John Hansen Denmark
127 (46) Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine
125 (47) Gonzalo Higuaín
123 (48) David Trezeguet France
121 (52) Mauro Icardi
117 (56) Abel Balbo
112 (61) Edinson Cavani Uruguay
103 (77) Adrian Mutu Romania
103 (77) Sergio Clerici Brazil
102 (80) Oliver Bierhoff Germany
101 (83) Dries Mertens* Belgium
100 (84) Marek Hamšík Slovakia
100 (84) Goran Pandev* Macedonia

*still playing in Serie A.
NOTE: in brackets is their actual ranking.

Pandev is just 3 goals behind Mutu who is best scorers from the Balkans. But, Pandev is the best scorer from the players coming from countries from former Yugoslavia.

100 Goran Pandev* Macedonia
96 Mirko Vučinić Montenegro
93 Josip Iličić Slovenia
85 Edin Džeko Bosnia and Herzegovina

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