Paolo Rossi Rank
About Paolo Rossi
Decorated Italian football great, Paolo Rossi will mostly be remembered for his exceptional efforts in Italy’s 1982 FIFA World Cup triumph.
Rossi, who mostly featured as a forward, was adjudged the tournament’s top scorer – he scored six goals for his nation. His distinguished efforts during the competition also earned him the Golden Ball award.
His goal scoring prowess, at club level, saw him top the scoring charts in the Italian Serie B and Serie A in 1977 and 1978, respectively. As such, he became the first player, in Italy, to achieve such a feat in consecutive seasons.
He joined Juventus in 1981 and played an influential role in helping the lift the Serie A title in 1982 and 9184. With the club, he won other championships including the Coppa Italia in 1983 and the UEFA Super Cup, the following year.
After he hanged his boots, Rossi took up roles as a football pundit for a number of prominent sports TV channels including Sky Sports and Rai Sport.
He was married to Federica Cappelletti and had children namely Sofia, Maria, Alessandro Rossi.
Rossi’s illustrious football career saw him receive numerous accolades including the Ballon d'Or in 1982. He was honored with the “Golden Foot” award in 2007. And in 2016, he became an inductee of the “Italian Football Hall of Fame”.
In height, the striker stood at 1.78 m tall.
In 2004, he was included in Pelé’s list of “FIFA 100” greatest living footballers.
He played 48 games for the Italian national team and scored 20 goals.
Paolo Rossi Rank
Paolo Rossi's Popularity
Paolo Rossi was a famous Italian footballer, who was born on September 23, 1956. As a person born on this date, Paolo Rossi is listed in our database as the 73rd most popular celebrity for the day (September 23) and the 158th most popular for the year (1956).
People born on September 23 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Paolo Rossi is the 2087th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Paolo Rossi's birthday, Paolo Rossi is the 273rd most famous Italian.
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