Gigi Riva, Italy and Cagliari footballing hero, dies aged 79 after heart attack

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  • Riva remains Italy’s record international scorer, with 35 goals
  • Storied striker won European Championship in 1968

The Italian football legend Gigi Riva, renowned for his ­extraordinary ­goalscoring ability and widely ­considered to be one of the greatest ­strikers of all time, died on Monday aged 79.

According to la Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy’s all-time ­leading goalscorer had been admitted to hospital following a heart attack on Sunday.

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Written by Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo
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