Luigi Riva at Cagliari in 1976.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Masahide Tomikoshi
A fantastic striker who is still Italy's highest ever goal scorer with 35, despite playing only 42 times for the Azzurri, an astonishing scoring rate. Only a number of serious injuries prevented Riva from playing more games and scoring even more goals. At club level he is a legend of Cagliari, playing there from 1963 until he retired in 1976, turning down the advances of the real heavyweights of Italian football to stay on Sardinia.
Luigi Riva - Info
|Name:||Luigi "Gigi" Riva|
|Date of Birth:||7th November 1944|
|Career:||1962 to 1976|
|Regular Shirt Number(s):||11|
|Nickname(s):||Rombo di Tuono (Rumble of Thunder)|