MARIO CORSO has passed away aged 78 as tributes pour in for the legendary Italian footballer.
Nicknamed God’s Left Foot, winger Corso is fondly remembered for his exploits with Italy and Inter Milan.
I Nerazzurri confirmed the news in a poignant tweet, which read: “Mario Corso has passed away, a man who was Inter through and through and an eternal champion, gifted with infinite class.
“He enchanted the world with his left foot in a team that marked an era.
“The thoughts and love of every one of us go to his family at this difficult time.”
Corso won Serie A four times with Inter and also lifted both the European and Intercontinental Cups twice.
He scored 75 goals in 413 games for Inter before a brief spell at Genoa.
The 23-cap ace also netted four times for Italy but never represented his country in a World Cup.
Verona-born Corso is known for having perfected the ‘knuckleball’ free-kick long before the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo became famous for them.
Replying to Inter’s announcement, one fan posted: “RIP. One of the major pieces under Helenio Herrera to create one of the greatest football teams of all-time Grande Inter.”
While another added: “Undisputed legend RIP Mariolino”.
By: Jamie Gordon
Title: Mario Corso dead aged 78: Italy and Inter legend nicknamed God’s Left Foot passes away
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11911336/mario-corso-dead-aged-78-italy-inter-milan/
Published Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 11:01:38 +0000