Giorgio Chinaglia was the scorer of Lazio in 1974 He won for the first time in its history the Scudetto. It is also the top scorer in the history of ancient American NASL. But Giorgio Chinaglia was more especially outside the country.As we last year in another article, Lazio of 1974 It was a hotbed of armed conflicts and characters that brushed against crime. A group on the lawn were one but outside it was divided into two factions. As well, the good Chinaglia was splitting the cod in one.
But as Jack the Ripper would, we split. Giorgio Chinaglia was born in 1947 in Carrara, Italy, but as a child his family moved to Wales so curiously began his career with Swansea but not overly stressed until arrival at Lazio in 1969.
burly front and cabinet type, It was not a technical marvel but left everything on the field besides having a long goal. The shirt of Lazio, It was a legend. But as we have said before, that team was not normal, It was a band of criminals more footballers.
The issue was so serious that more than once and were about to kill each concentration became a very serious matter. They all carried weapons, ideologies and had unsavory things were as varied as hitting shots in the air. Only the coach of the time, Tomasso Maestrelli, He prevented from killing.
Chinaglia was the leader of one of the groups that bunch of thugs dressed footballers. With 98 goals in 209 goals with Lazio, Clearly that was a gap in the history of the Roman club in the field but his art also made it achieved out of it.
Long John as he was called because of its high stature, let the wild group to play in the ranks of a New York Cosmos starting to sign soccer stars. Alongside Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto, They were the first galactic history.
In the NASL as we said before was the top scorer in its history, the best player in the history of that tournament and the best player in the history of the Cosmos. He won the trophy for top scorer for four consecutive seasons NASL.
Giorgio Chinaglia had a not recommended life away from football grounds
Surely your stay in New York 70's brought him new contacts for his life off the turf was very extensive. After retiring from football he led Lazio to which fell to second and was implicated in a corruption scandal.
Later in this century, He tried to return to power by pressing the Italian club's majority shareholder with the help of the Italian Camorra, with which he was accused related and ended his days by Italian and international justice for crimes linked to different other than the Italian mafias. He died in the United States 1 April 2012. Giorgio Chinaglia was certainly more than a football player.
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