died in Catania Pierino PratiPierino la pleste, great striker, the finalist of Rocco’s Milan who won everything between 1967 and 1969. He was 73 years old and had been ill for some time.
Not for everyone to graduate top scorer in the first year as a starter in Serie A (15 goals in 23 games), making a decisive contribution to making the Scudetto win. And even less to score three goals (plus a stake!) in a European Cup final, in addition to just 22 years, and in addition to Crujiff’s Ajax. It was true that Rivera’s assists were there, but these two figures are enough to highlight the value of Pierino Prati, who disappeared a few days after another great striker, a symbol for Inter, Mario Corso. He won everything with Milan Prati: Scudetto, two Cup Winners’ Cups, a Champions Cup, an Intercontinental Cup, two Italy Cups.
Born in Cinisello Balsamo in 1946, he also had success with the national team jersey: he conquered the 1968 European Championships and was a finalist in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, the fiftieth anniversary of the Brazil-Italy final now.
After ending his experience with the Rossoneri (209 games and 102 goals), he moved to Rome, and here he also collected 110 games and 41 goals. During this period he played his last match in the national team. After two short parentheses at Fiorentina and in the United States, with the Rochester Lancers, he ended his career in Serie C2, returning for three years to Savona.
A giant of our history has closed his eyes. From Bernabeu to Bombonera: Piero Prati has given prestige to the Rossoneri colors all over the world. Hi Piero.
Goodbye to a true Rossonero legend. You were a shining light for us all and shall be dearly missed: rest in peace Piero. pic.twitter.com/g6e7yH7SXY
– AC Milan (@acmilan) June 22, 2020
Rest in Peace Grande Pierino wrote Bruno Conti on his Instagram profile, posting a photo that portrays him with Prati in the time of Rome. A giant of our history has closed his eyes. From Bernabeu to Bombonera: Piero Prati has given prestige to the Rossoneri colors all over the world. Hi Piero. AC Milan greets him with this tweet, which, through his coach Stefano Pioli, has also dedicated him the victory against Lecce.
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