Italian legend Paolo Rossi – the 1982 world champion who won the Golden Shoe and the Golden Ball – dies at the age of 64
Paolo Rossi, the star of the successful Italian World Cup in 1982, tragically passed away at the age of 64.
The death of the former Juventus and AC Milan striker, who won the Golden Ball and the Golden Shoe in 1982 and played 48 international matches for his country, was announced early on Thursday by Italian TV broadcaster RAI Sport, for which Rossi had worked as an expert recently.
“Such terribly sad news: Paolo Rossi has left us,” said RAI Sport presenter Enrico Varriale.
Italian soccer legend Paolo Rossi (center) tragically passed away at the age of 64
Rossi was the top scorer in the successful 1982 Italian World Cup in Spain (above).
The striker spent four years at Juventus and also at AC Milan and Hellas Verona
‘Unforgettable Pablito, who made us all fall in love in the summer of 1982 and who has been a valuable and competent work colleague at RAI over the past few years.
“RIP dear Paolo.”