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Monday, April 13, 2009

Gigi Riva: Rumble of Thunder Has a Tribute Web Site

Riva And Rivera
He is the leading scorer in the history of the Azzurri with 35 goals. Due to severe injuries (fractured leg several times), he only had 42 caps for Italy with an incredible goal scoring rate of 83.33%.

He led Cagliari (Sardinia) to their only Serie A Scudetto in 1970.

He was a prime element of the 1970 World Cup team that beat West Germany in a historic semi-final, and then lost to Brasil in the final.

He was nicknamed "Rombo di Tuono" (Rumble of Thunder) by Gianni Brera, a prominent soccer journalist in the 1960s and 1970s.

He was the capocannonieri, or leading scorer, of the Serie A on 3 occasions.

He is one of the rare former players to see their number (11) retired by his beloved club, Cagliari.

He is now the team manager of the Azzurri, and one of the most respected ambassadors of Italian Calcio.

Luigi "Gigi" Riva.

Tribute Web Site

As a gift from his son, Mauro, a new web site has been launched as a tribute to his father's career, impact on Italian football, along with his special place in the hearts of the Sardinian people.

Please take a look at one of the best center forwards ever to grace the pitch.


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