Line(s) of the Day #AlcidesGhiggia

Alcides Ghiggia

Only three people have ever silenced 200,000 people at the Maracanã with a single gesture: Frank Sinatra, Pope John Paul II and me.

Alcides Ghiggia (1926 – ), a former Uruguayan striker who famously scored the winning goal against Brazil in the 1950 World Cup, denying the hosts the trophy.

7 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #AlcidesGhiggia

  1. Okay. For once in my sportless life, I actually know what’s going on here. I kind of can’t believe it. I was at the gym last week, listening to music and for some reason (I never do this) I read all the subtitles on this ESPN Soccer special that was all about this game!!!! So now I am finally in the know. It was fate.

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