Luca Toni: "Fiorentina was a key period in my career"

Luca Toni: "Fiorentina was a key period in my career"

24/05/2020 09:33


Luca Toni was the guest in our latest Instagram Live feature on Saturday, with the former Fiorentina man looking back on some of the highlights from his time in Florence.

On the squad between 2005 and 2007…

“A fantastic group had developed and that was what made the difference. I was the first Italian player to win the European Golden Shoe, but the credit belongs to the whole squad and the coach.”

On why he chose the No.30 jersey…

“At my unveiling I chose No.99 because [Christian] Rigano had the No.9, but then when it came to officially choosing I said: ‘Give me the No.30 because I plan on scoring 30 goals.’ I ended up with 31.”

On Fiorentina’s new owners…

“I’ve spoken with the owners and they made a great impression on me. They have enthusiasm and ideas in terms of building the new training ground and stadium.”

On his best goal for the club…

“The volley from outside of the area against Catania.”

On his fondest memories of Florence…

“The evening after the end of the 2006/07 season, when we’d battled back from a big points deduction. We had a great laugh and I ended up with cake on my face!”

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