Paolo Rossi

Soccer Player

Birthday September 23, 1956

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Prato, Italy

DEATH DATE Dec 9, 2020 (64)

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Striker who led the Italian national team to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title. He was awarded with the Ballon D'or, the World Cup Golden Boot and the World Cup Golden Ball in 1982. He scored 20 goals in 48 appearances for Italy, becoming one of the country's top international scorers of all-time.

Before Fame

He began his professional career with Juventus in 1973.


He starred for Vicenza from 1976 to 1980, scoring 60 goals in 94 matches.

Family Life

He grew up in Prato, Italy.

Associated With

He and Lionel Messi became two of just a handful of players to win the World Cup, the Golden Boot, and the Golden Cup in one tour.