The former Juventus and AC Milan attacker led Italy to World Cup glory at Spain 1982, with the striker winning the tournament’s Golden Ball and Golden Boot with his six goals.
Rossi netted a hat-trick in the famous 3-2 win against Brazil, before scoring both goals in the semi-final against Poland and getting the crucial opener in the final versus West Germany, which the Italians went on to win 3-1 and clinch their third World Cup title.
Another terrible news. Italian legend Paolo Rossi – World Cup winner in 1982 – has passed away at 64 years old. RIP.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 10, 2020
Italian football legend Paolo Rossi has died at the age of 64
In 1982, he led Italy to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot as top goalscorer. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/PSIvwgiHHK
— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) December 10, 2020