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Luciano Re Cecconi: A tragic demise, 35 years ago today

Today marks the 35th anniversary of Luciano Re Cecconi.

“Every Lazio mediano, sooner or later, has to be compared to him [Re Cecconi]. He was the most generous, the most loved and, sadly, the most unlucky.” (Cristian Ledesma, Lazio vice-captain)

Re Cecconi won the title with Lazio in the 1973-74 season. His death was an awful accident that perhaps portrays the general mood of day-to-day Italian life. It should never have ended like this though, you can read more about the event in a piece I wrote for Equaliser Blog in May.

Equaliser blog – Death in the afternoon

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