FIFA Museum in Zurich honours the memory of Paolo Rossi one year after his death

Together with his widow Federica Cappelletti and FIGC president Gabriele Gravina, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Paolo’s teammates from the '82 World Cup - Altobelli, Dossena, Tardelli, Gentile, Galli, Cabrini, Marini and Bruno Conti.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

FIFA Museum in Zurich honours the memory of Paolo Rossi one year after his death

Today, exactly one year after the passing of Paolo Rossi, the FIFA Museum in Zurich, together with his widow Federica Cappelletti, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, FIGC president Gabriele Gravina and his teammates from the '82 World cup - Alessandro Altobelli, Beppe Dossena, Marco Tardelli, Claudio Gentile, Giovanni Galli, Antonio Cabrini, Gianpiero Marini, Bruno Conti - honoured the memory of Pablito. Gianluca Zambrotta, World Champion in 2006, was also present.

At the event, during which several mementoes were officially handed over to the FIFA Museum in Zurich for permanent display, a collaboration with the exhibition 'Un Ragazzo d'Oro', the exhibition created by the Paolo Rossi Foundation which opened last October, was also announced. It was an afternoon full of emotion. Nearly 40 years after the triumph in Madrid, the Azzurri picked up the original World Cup in their hands once again before being immortalised on the 'Wall of Champions' and taking part in a 'Live-Show' on the museum stage.

These were the words of FIGC president Gabriele Gravina: "I want to thank FIFA and in particular Infantino. Once again, the world of football, through the highest authority of our sport, has shown an extraordinary level of sensitivity: football deserves it, Paolo deserves it, his family and all those who knew him deserve it".