Friday, May 27, 2011

Armando Picchi

Armando Picchi with the Champions Cup and the Intercontinental Cup
[Photo © inter.it]
Armando Picchi, born in Livorno in 1935, was a renowned football player. He was the captain of the Grande Inter (Great Inter), the team that, in the 1960s, won three “scudetti” (national titles), two European Champions Cups and two Intercontinental Cups.
He died prematurely, from cancer, exactly forty years ago.
Our football stadium is named sfter him.

See also: Armando Picchi (Wikipedia) - Ardenza Stadium

13 comments:

brattcat said...

Life is such a gift...reminders like the pre-mature death of a public figure sometime help us to cherish the moments we have.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice post VP!

Leif Hagen said...

Tragic news of a talented, good looking guy dying too early! We hear too much about cancer these days...

cieldequimper said...

Sorry but I don't like soccer.

Traveling Hawk said...

I am not a football fan but I understand this is an in memoriam photo for a great player. Great people should be remembered!

Doug Hickok said...

I hope your team is doing well VP. My favorite baseball team is not doing so well these days (Cincinnati Reds). Hope you have a nice weekend!

joo said...

Interesting post. How is your team doing?

VP said...

I am not a football (soccer) fan and I barely watch the World Cup matches. This post was only a tribute to a great champion from another era, when football was still a sport and not a media product.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful homage!
Léia

Arianna said...

Allenò la mia squadra preferita, la Juventus, dando inizio al ciclo di Boniperti presidente. Buon we, Arianna!

Small City Scenes said...

A nice tribute to a winning player. MB

Kaori said...

Now that's a champion! Soccer is very popular here in Japan lately :D

JM said...

Nice tribute. I'm not a soccer fan either and I can't agree more with you when you say football is just a media product nowadays. It's disgusting!