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Ronaldo.com Awards: Top 5 Serie A forwards this season

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It is time for the final piece of Ronaldo.com Serie A awards, as you are voting for the best forward in the league today.

We’ve witnessed another exciting Serie A season, with more than 900 goals being scored across 20 stadiums in top-flight Italian football.

Juventus won yet another Scudetto, their eighth in a row, while Atalanta was the team which surprised the most, playing outstanding football week in, week out.

The goalscorers didn’t disappoint as well, as we have four players who netted more than 20 times in the 2018-19 campaign. We’ve prepared a list of the top five forwards in Serie A this season, while your job is to vote for your favorite and help us pick the very best.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed an amazing debut season in Italian football. The Portuguese needed a bit of time to adapt, as his first goal came in the fourth matchday against Sassuolo.

He didn’t stop since then, scoring 21 goals and providing 11 assists in his 29 games in the competition. The Bianconeri won their eighth successive Scudetto, while Ronaldo became the first player in history to win all three major leagues – the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A.

They won’t be proud of their Champions League campaign though, as AFC Ajax knocked the Old Lady out of the competition in the quarter-finals. Ronaldo scored in both legs against the Dutch side, but it was only enough for a 3-2 defeat on aggregate.

If you support Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ronaldo.com Best Serie A Forward award do not forget to vote for him on the last page of the article.

Dries Mertens

Dries Mertens was Napoli’s best player in the 2018-19 campaign, as his team sits in second, 16 points behind crowned champions Juventus.

The Belgian was individually brilliant, noting 14 goals and 10 assists in Serie A this season. He is the only player in the league, beside Cristiano Ronaldo with double-digit numbers in both categories.

Mertens scored his 82nd goal for the Blues in the 2-1 victory over Cagliari last Sunday, overtaking club legend Diego Maradona in Napoli’s all-time Serie A scorers list.

He is now the third best Serie A scorer in the club’s history, behind Antonio Vojak, who hit a record 102 league goals between 1929 and 1935 and Slovakian Marek Hamsik, who achieved 100 before leaving for China this season.

Duvan Zapata

Colombian striker Duvan Zapata is playing his best season, netting more than 20 league goals for the first time in his career.

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Zapata formed a partnership with fellow South American Alejandro Gomez, guiding Atalanta to the fourth place in Serie A with three games to go. He has notched up 22 goals and 7 assists in the league, while one of his best performances of the campaign came in Coppa Italia, scoring two goals in the 3-0 win over Juventus in the quarter-finals.

The 28-year old is set to write history with Atalanta this season, as the Black and Whites are really close to securing their first ever appearance in the Champions League. They’ve also booked their place in the Coppa Italia Final, where they face six-times cup winner Lazio.

If you think Duvan Zapata deserves the Ronaldo.com Best Serie A Forward award vote for him on the last page of the article.

Fabio Quagliarella

Sampdoria captain Fabio Quagliarella is living a second youth, having scored career-high 25 Serie A goals at the age of 36.

The veteran striker is currently leading the Capocannoniere race, three goals ahead of Duvan Zapata, and four ahead of the biggest star in the league – Cristiano Ronaldo. He has also provided eight assists.

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini noted Quagliarella’s great form, awarding the 36-year old his first start for the national team since 2010. The striker repaid Mancini’s trust, netting twice and providing an assist in the 6-0 win over Liechtenstein in the EURO 2020 Qualifiers.

Krzysztof Piatek

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Krzysztof Piatek was the revelation of the season in Serie A, as he joined Genoa in a €4.50 million transfer deal last summer. The Polish striker immediately showed his best moves, netting nine goals in his first seven games in Italian football.

He is a classic No. 9, cold-blooded finisher and ruthless in front of the opponent’s goal. Piatek moved to Milan halfway through the season, as Genoa made a profit of more than €30 million in only six months.

‘The Pistolero’ has scored 21 goals for both clubs so far this season – not a bad record for a debut campaign in Serie A. If you see Krzysztof Piatek as the favorite to win the Ronaldo.com Award support him with a vote on the final page of the article.

Which Serie A forward has impressed you the most in the 2018-19 season? Please vote for your favorite in the voting poll that stands just below the text.

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