Published On: Fri, Sep 13th, 2013

Lazio arrange Piola tribute

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Pro Vercelli Piola have announced a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the birth of club legend who was born 29 September 1913.

Serie A’s most prolific goalscorer in history played for the Biancocelesti between 1934 and 1943 and became the club’s record goalscorer during that time with 143 goals for the capital side.

As reported by ANSA, Lazio will hold an exhibition dedicated to Piola in the stands of the Stadio Olimpico from October 4 to 6.

“He was a great man who will be rightly remembered today in his natural home,” said FIGC president Giancarlo Abete in response to the plans.

The Aquile’s greatest striker will also be remembered during the home game against on 6 October.

Lazio will take to pitch wearing a retro inspired shirt designed in honour of Piola with a dedication to the 1938 World Cup winner on the sleeve of the shirt.

Current Lazio striker spoke about what it meant for him to wear the shirt as the club revealed it for the first time:

“In front of a champion of Piola’s calibre I feel really small,” said Floccari.

“I am very happy to be here and to have the honour of holding this shirt in my hands.”

Piola’s daughter Paola also expressed her gratitude at the events organise to celebrate her father’s achievements:

“What is happening around the memory of my father is outstanding and a really great honour,” said Paola Piola.

 

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