Sixteen is a great number. In the United States, one's sixteenth birthday is a momentous occasion. For most of us, it's the first step towards landing a driver's license, while those in the 1% use this milestone to throw gaudy, outlandish parties for their sons and daughters, which may or may not end as reality TV fodder on MTV. Sixteen was Joe Montana's number, they're also the digits draped across Daniele De Rossi's glorious shoulders. Sixteen is also, believe it or not, the number of players who have registered league goals for Roma this season. That's insane.
Stephan El Shaarawy, Aleksandar Kolarov, Bryan Cristante, Cengiz Ünder, Federico Fazio, Alessandro Florenzi, Edin Dzeko, Javier Pastore (remember him?), Patrik Schick, Diego Perotti, Juan Jesus (yes, yes he did), Justin Kluivert, Kostas Manolas, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Steven Nzonzi and Nicolo Zaniolo have all found the back of the net for Roma through their first 19 matches.
I've never really kept tracked or even noticed trends like this, but that seems astounding. No other team in the league comes close to that—though two clubs had 13 scorers, but I've since closed those tabs, so I can't say who. My bad—and in fact four clubs haven't even cracked 16 goals, let alone goal scorers. Roma are indeed rare in this regard.
I'm not one for making bold predictions, so I'm turning it over to you. 19 weeks from now, who will stand atop the Roma goal scoring mountain?
Who will finish the season as Roma's top scorer?
This poll is closed
Stephan El Shaarawy (5 goals now)
Aleksandar Kolarov (4 goals now)
Bryan Cristante (4 goals now)
Cengiz Únder (3 goals now)
Edin Dzeko (2 goals now)