ROME – Mario Corso , the great left-handed midfielder of the Inter of the Scudetti and the Champions Cups in the 60s, died at 78.
Confirmation on the social networks of the Nerazzurri club.
“Mario Corso, an Inter player – reads – eternal champion with infinite class has disappeared.
With his left he enchanted the world in a team that marked an era.
The thoughts and affection of all of us go to the family in this difficult moment ”.
Mario Corso played for Inter from 1957 to 1973 before moving to Genoa, where he ended his career in 1975.
With the Nerazzurri shirt he collected 509 appearances, scoring 94 goals and winning four national championships, two Champions Cups and two Intercontinental Cups.
Inter was also coach in the 1985-1986 season, taking over from the exonerated Ilario Castagner and leading the team to sixth final place.
Man from the famous "dead leaf" punishment , also nicknamed "God's left foot".
He was nominated three times for the Golden Ball, ranking seventh in the 1964 edition.
Pelé explicitly said of him that "he would have wanted it in his Brazil: this to make young people understand the scope of my friend's class".
Massimo Moratti, former Nerazzurri president, wanted to remember him this way: “He was my favorite at Grande Inter, but my father loved him too – he told Corriere.it -.
He always stayed close to our family. Superfine technique, game against the clock, punishment … It was a pleasure to see him play … ". (source AGI, CORRIERE DELLA SERA)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano