Gigi Riva

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Gigi Riva
  • BIRTHDAY: martedì 7 novembre 1944
  • BIRTHPLACE: Leggiuno, Italy
  • BIRTH SIGN: Scorpio
  • DIES AT: lunedì 22 gennaio 2024
  • AGE: 79

About

Considered one of the best Italian footballers of all time and one of the strongest strikers in the history of soccer, after his beginnings in the ranks of Legnano he linked his entire competitive career to Cagliari.

Before Fame

He was born in Leggiuno, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, to a family of modest means: his mother Edis was a housewife, while his father Ugo worked first as a hairdresser and then as a tailor.

Trivia

In 1999, the specialized magazine World Soccer ranked him 72nd among the best soccer players of the 20th century, while in 2011 he was inducted into the Italian soccer Hall of Fame among Veterans.

Family Life

From the relationship with Gianna Tofanari, Gigi Riva''''s two children, Nicola and Mauro, were born, who went on to give the couple five grandchildren, all girls, Virginia, Ilaria, Sofia, Gaia, and Cecilia, ages 21 to 7.

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