Rossi is greatest identified for main the Italian Nationwide Crew to a World Cup victory in 1982 in opposition to West Germany after scoring six complete objectives within the event, together with a hat trick in opposition to Brazil within the second stage.
Rossi’s spouse, Federica Cappelletti, posted on Instagram a photograph of her and Paolo with the caption “Per Sempre,” which interprets to “Eternally.”
She didn’t disclose the reason for his dying.
Broadly considered one of many best Italian soccer gamers of all time, Rossi gained the Golden Boot on the 1982 World Cup in Spain, as high goalscorer, and the Golden Ball for the participant of the event, and in the identical yr, the Ballon d’Or European Footballer of the 12 months for his performances.
Whereas a member of Italian soccer membership Juventus FC, Rossi gained two Italian Serie A titles, a European Cup and a Coppa Italia in his 4 years with the membership. Rossi additionally performed for AC Milan.
After his soccer profession, Rossi labored as a pundit for RAI.
“Such terribly unhappy information: Paolo Rossi has left us,” RAI stated. “Unforgettable Pablito, who made all of us fall in love in that summer time of 1982 and who was a valuable and competent work colleague in RAI over current years.”