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Luigi Riva

Luigi Riva

Luigi "Gigi" Riva is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a forward. Unanimously considered to be the best forward of his generation, as well as one of the greatest strikers of all time, Riva enjoyed a remarkable scoring record for Cagliari, thanks to his composure in front of goal, fearsome left foot and aerial ability. He won the 1968 UEFA European Championship and was runner-up at the 1970 FIFA World Cup with the Italian national team, and led Cagliari to their only Serie A title in 1969–70. With 35 goals, he is Italy's leading scorer of all time. Gianni Brera nicknamed him "Rombo di Tuono". After his brief presidency of Cagliari in 1986–87, he ... more on Wikipedia

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