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Tuesday May 3 2011
Prandelli hails goal king Totti

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has paid tribute to Francesco Totti after he became Serie A's fifth most prolific scorer of all time.

The Roma captain surpassed Roberto Baggio's record of 205 goals on Sunday night when his brace at Bari allowed him to move on to 206.

"I never thought that Totti was finished as a player," the tactician noted. "With his performances and goals he continues to demonstrate his value.

"He and Roberto Baggio are two great players and it is hard to compare the two. Perhaps Baggio was more of a champion in everything."

Top Serie A scorers of all-time:

1. Silvio Piola – 274 goals

2. Gunnar Nordahl – 225

3. Giuseppe Meazza and Jose Altafini – 216

5. Francesco Totti – 206

6. Roberto Baggio – 205

7. Kurt Hamrin – 190

8. Giuseppe Signori – 188

9. Gabriel Batistuta and Alessandro Del Piero – 184

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