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Luigi Riva

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Luigi Riva
Personal information
Date o birth 7 November 1944(1944-11-07)
Place o birth Leggiuno, Italy
Date o daith 22 Januar 2024 (aged 79)
Playin poseetion Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1962 Legnano 22 (5)
1962–1976 Cagliari 315 (164)
Total 337 (169)
Naitional team
1965–1974 Italy 42 (35)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly

Luigi Riva (born November 7, 1944; deed Januar 22, 2024), best kent as Gigi Riva or bi his nickname Rombo di Tuono (Roar o Thunder), wis an Italian fitbawer, the aw-time leadin scorer for the Italian naitional team. Considered ane o the best forwards o his generation, Riva enjoyed a remarkable scorin record for Cagliari thanks tae his composur in front o goal, fearsome left fit an aerial ability.