Fabio Quagliarella: Veteran Italy striker breaks long-standing record after scoring in Euro qualifier


Sampdoria striker Quagliarella, the top scorer in Serie A this season with 21 goals, became the oldest goalscorer in Italy's history when he netted in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Liechtenstein on Tuesday.

Aged 36 years and 54 days old, the Sampdoria forward netted two penalties as the home romped to a 6-0 win in Parma.

And after the game, head coach Roberto Mancini remained mum when asked whether the prolific striker would be in his plans for the remainder of the qualification process.

"He is in great shape right now but it's hard to make a prediction for June 2020 so it's difficult to say what it can happen.

"He is a serious professional and I believe he can keep this standard until then. He is for sure a striker that knows how to play football and can add something to our game obviously."