- Ciro Immobile became the third Italian to win the European golden shoe after Luca Toni and Totti
- The Lazio striker's wife gifted him with a stunning golden 'shoe cake' to celebrate the feat
- Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was hot on Immobile's heels in the race, but ultimately fell short
Striker Ciro Immobile’s wife surprised him with stunning 'shoe cake' after beating Cristiano to the prestigious golden shoe award with 35 goals in the just concluded Serie A and 39 in all competitions.
Immobile received the ultimate recognition from his wife after beating the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo who had 31 to the coveted golden boot.
Not only did the Lazio striker emerge top of the goal-scoring charts in Italy, he beat Bayern star Robert Lewandowski to the European golden boot as well.
And what better way to appreciate one's hubby for his incredible feat than to gift him a golden boot-themed cake?
This was exactly what Immobile’s wife Jessica Melena resorted to, if images on her social media accounts were anything to go by.
The European golden shoe over the past few seasons was typically associated with only one man - Lionel Messi.
However, the Argentine maestro has had quite the lackluster season, with his Barcelona side losing out on the La Liga to arch rivals Real Madrid.
The below-par season for Messi meant the European golden shoe was certainly up for grabs and a number of players across the continent emerged as strong contenders.
In the end, it was Immobile’s prolific nature in front of goal which proved the difference and he was well celebrated at home.
The striker’s wife Jessica took to social media to share an image of the couple standing next to the cake in his hometown of Torre Annunziata.
He became the third Italian to win the Golden shoe after the likes of Luca Toni (2006) and Francesco Totti (2007).
And more notably, he ended the stubborn streak of the golden shoe ending up with La Liga-based players for the first time since 2009.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo who just won his second Serie A title has reportedly hinted that he will remain at Juventus despite being linked away from the Allianz Arena side.
e 35-year-old has continued to defy age as he has now scored 52 goals in 64 Serie A games since he completed his £88 million move from Real Madrid to Turin in 2018.
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