Luigi Riva

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Birthday
7, 1944
Birthplace
Leggiuno, Italy
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Leggiuno, Italy

About

Italian forward who scored the game-winning extra-time goal to send his national team to the 1970 World Cup title match, where they were defeated by Brazil.

Before Fame

He began his professional career with Legnano in 1961, then joined Cagliari a year later.

Trivia

His #11 jersey was the first one retired by the Cagliari club in their more than 50-year history.

Family Life

He was born in Leggiuno, in the province of Varese, Lombardy, Italy.

Associated With

His Italian national team lost to Pele and the Brazilian team 4-1 in the 1970 World Cup Championship game.