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Happy birthday to Angelo Domenghini!

A 1968 European Champion turns 80 today

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Happy birthday to Angelo Domenghini!

Angelo Domenghini was born in Lallio, in the Province of Bergamo, on 25 August 1941. He began his career at Atalanta, where he won the Coppa Italia in 1963, scoring a hat-trick in La Dea’s 3-1 victory over Torino in the final. In 1964, he moved to Inter. During his time with the Nerazzurri, he won two Scudetto titles, the European Cup and two Intercontinental Cups. In 1969, he joined Cagliari, where he made a significant contribution to the Sardians’ Scudetto triumph in 1969/70 with an eight-goal haul. The rest of his career saw him play for Roma, Verona, Foggia, Olbia and Trento.

As for his international career, he made his Azzurri debut on 10 November 1963 in Italy 1-1 USSR, a European Championship qualifying fixture that took place in Rome. In 1968, he became a European Champion with Valcareggi’s National Team: his equalising goal against Yugoslavia sent the final to a replay, which Italy won 2-1. In 1970, meanwhile, he was part of the Azzurri side that reached the World Cup final in Mexico, where he was also involved in the Game of the Century: Italy’s 4-3 extra-time win against West Germany. In total he scored seven goals in 33 appearances for his country.