Luigi Riva is a former Italian professional footballer who played at the center-back. Considered one of the best players of his generation, as well as one of the greatest strikers of all time, Riva has a respectable record for Cagliari, thanks to his composure in front of the frame. City, strong left leg and the ability to fight; His speed, power and eye-catching gaze have earned Italian journalist Gianni Brera the nickname "Rombo di Tuono". Apart from his first season with Legnano, Riva remained with the Sardinian club throughout his career: he helped Cagliari to be promoted to the Italian high-flying squadron for the first time in 1964, then led the club to the only Serie A championship 1969-70. Internationally, Riva won the UEFA European Championship in 1968 and was a finalist at the 1970 FIFA World Cup with the Italian national team; He also attended the 1974 FIFA World Cup. With 35 goals in 42 appearances between 1965 and 1974, he is Italy's all-time top scorer.
Italian forward who scored the game-winning extra-time goal to send his national team to the 1970 World Cup title match, where they were defeated by Brazil.
He began his professional career with Legnano in 1961, then joined Cagliari a year later.
His #11 jersey was the first one retired by the Cagliari club in their more than 50-year history.
He was born in Leggiuno, in the province of Varese, Lombardy, Italy.
His Italian national team lost to Pele and the Brazilian team 4-1 in the 1970 World Cup Championship game.
- UEFA Euro 1968 players
- A.C. Legnano players
- The player won the UEFA European Championships
- Cagliari Calcio players
Latest information about Luigi Riva updated on June 14 2021.