Atalanta midfielder and captain Alejandro Gomez has become the first player to provide 15 assists in a single Serie A season in the 21st century.
Gomez, 32, set up Atalanta’s first goal in their two nil win over Napoli in yesterday’s league match to achieve the record breaking feat.
This could be a surprise to many football fans looking at the calibre of top rated midfielders that has graced the Italian league since the turn of the 21st century which started in January 2001.
Creative players like Clarence Seedorf, Andrea Pirlo, Rui Costa, Alexandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti, Marek Hamsik, Ronaldinho, Kaka to mention, but a few have all featured in the league without reaching 15 assists in a season.
Alejandro Gómez is the first player to provide 15 assists in a Serie A season in the 21st century.
The highest assist provider in single Serie A season in the 21st century was previously held by former Napoli captain Marek Hamsik who had notched 14 assists in the 2012/2013 season. “Papu” as Gomez is fondly called now owns the record.
It was his 66th Serie A career assists for the former Catania player which place him third on the all time Serie A assists behind former Roma and Italian legend Francesco Totti who is on 68 assists and Marek Hamsik on 69.
Gomez, has featured 28 times in the league this season playing a total of playing a total of 2251 minutes.
He gets an average of 0.6 assists for every 90 minutes that he’s on the pitch and assists every 150 minutes.