Gerard makes history
The Catalan is already the best scorer in the history of Villarreal in First
Gerard Moreno’s goal had a double prize for the footballer and for Villarreal . In addition to opening the door to a vital victory in the fight for the European places for the yellow team, the Catalan’s goal makes him the best historical scorer of the La Plana team in the First Division. With the one scored against Valladolid he reaches the 55 goals and surpasses, in this way, two authentic myths of the Castellón team such as Giuseppe Rossi and Diego Forlán.
The 22 goals in the league of the Santa Perpetua striker in the current season confirm it as the best in the footballer’s career . In addition, we must add the six scored in European competition to reach a total of 27 with 3 games still to be played in the yellow team. Gerard has reached this figure after playing 127 league games with the Castellón shirt spread over four seasons. In his debut campaign in Primera, 2014/15 and under Marcelino, he reached seven goals. After his journey at Espanyol, he returned to the La Plana team with figure stripes and after paying the club chaired by Fernando Roig 20 million euros for his services.
Although his return campaign was not a good one, seeing the goal only 8 times in the league, last season he emerged as the best national scorer to win the Zarra award thanks to his 18 goals. In the current one he already has 22 and enjoys a record that he hopes is only the preface of the great success that would be to win the Europa League title: “I am very happy to be able to help and continue to add records with Villarreal. They are goals that you set for yourself when you are here but I want to achieve many more. It is a very beautiful year individually and collectively, but I want to close it in a big way. We have that final and it is a very exciting goal, and in the league we want to enter Europe and be fifth or sixth “ , he assured after the game.
Plus Gerard’s goal leaves only two to be the striker with the most goals in all competitions with him submarine. A privilege held by the American Italian Giuseppe Rossi with 82 goals in 182 games. Gerard is already 80.