Luigi Riva | 1968-1972

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Luigi Riva | 1968-1972

Postby PES Stats Database » 2008 Dec 10, 19:33

Name: Luigi ("Gigi") Riva

Nickname: "Rombo di Tuono" (Roar of Thunder)

Club: Cagliari Calcio



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Luigi Riva is the all-time leading scorer for the Italian national team. Considered one of the best forwards of his generation, Riva enjoyed a remarkable scoring record for Cagliari thanks to his heading and left foot abilities and composure in front of goal. It was Luigi Riva's seven goals in the qualification tournament which took Italy to the 1970 World Cup. Born at Leggiuno in November 1944, he began with Legnano in Serie C in 1962/63, joined Cagliari in 1963/64 and helped them into Serie A. Riva made his international debut as a substitute in Budapest in June 1965, but was inexplicably left out of the 1966 World Cup squad. He became established in 1967, then suffered a broken leg, but was soon back in action and finished as the league's top scorer. Originally a left winger, his deadly left foot combined with speed and courage to make him one of Italy's top strikers and best-loved players.

In 1969/70 he helped Cagliari to their first Italian title and was the Italian league's top scorer for the third time in four seasons. Italy's topscorer in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, he netted the crucial extra-time goal - his 22nd in 21 internationals - against West Germany in the semifinal. Soon afterwards, Riva again broke a leg, in a European Championship qualifier against Austria. He turned down a £1.500.000 move to Juventus in 1973, at the age of 29, but had a bad 1974 World Cup and was dropped for the last game against Poland. After retiring he became an executive with Cagliari.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Riva

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Riva

http://www.storiedicalcio.altervista.org/riva.html

http://www.planetworldcup.com/LEGENDS/riva.html

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Re: Luigi RIVA | 1969/70

Postby yourigo » 2009 Feb 03, 01:32

is luigi riva luke perry's father?

just check this out:
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am i the only one who thinks it's the same person? :lol:
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Re: Luigi RIVA | 1969/70

Postby Fevernova » 2009 Aug 10, 16:48

What this guy did was amazing!!! He won the League with a team as weak as Cagliari, comparable to Maradona´s quest with Napoli...
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Re: Luigi RIVA | 1969/70

Postby Sindelar » 2010 Jul 23, 15:22

Shot Power 88? I think it should be in the orange or even in the red zone. He was famous in Italy as Rombo di tuono (that means thunderclap) for his powerful shot; I read his shots often reached 140 km/h! (some sources to confirm that: http://tutto-sport.net/vip-gigi-riva.php , http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Riva , and this source refers 130 km/h: http://www.rossoblu.it/storia/aneddotie ... udetto.htm ).

I'm new here and I'm not expert in stats as you are, but that 88 is too poor imo (I'm sorry for my bad English)
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Re: Luigi RIVA | 1969-1970

Postby SpongeBob » 2010 Jul 24, 07:49

Yes 88 is ridiculous. I'm convinced Puskas never had this shots with this speed and he's on 97 :roll: As can be seen in Eusebio's thread Eusebio also had shots
about 135 km/h and he's on 98?! Riva must be on their level since these sources clearly confirm he had equally strong shot as Puskas and Ebi. If not this forum loses
more and more its sense and some players are rated on basis do authors love them or hate them. By the way great info you found there, I don't know how I missed
that, although I knew he had rocket shot since I watched a documentary about him on RAI Sport few years ago.
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Re: Luigi RIVA | 1969-1970

Postby zguc » 2010 Jul 24, 13:08

His SP must be on Bora Kostic level , 97. He had a fearsome left foot.
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Re: Luigi RIVA | 1969-1970

Postby SpongeBob » 2010 Jul 24, 14:11

Well something MUST be done. And there are only 2 possibilities: or Riva MUST have 97 or Puskas,Eusebio and Kostić must have 88. If something of
this 2 doesn't happen than all 4 threads MUST be deleted. If even that doesn't happen than this forum is a big crap. I'm always saying the most important
thing is: CRITERIUM MUST ALWAYS BE THE SAME. They must be on same level no matter is it 88 or 97.
Here are also a lot of great things about Gigi with some pictures and videos in this 4 pages on again that amazing Italian
site:http://www.storiedicalcio.altervista.org/riva.html

I'd also suggest lowering STA to 80, raising FK by few points because as you'll see in those videos he did score some FK-s. I'd also put HEA just outside of the red
zone and place it on 94. Also his FK style should be 8.
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Re: Luigi RIVA | 1969-1970

Postby zguc » 2010 Jul 24, 14:25

Also his TEC is overrated, his style of play was full of power and dynamics, of course with a powerful shot, not just a great technician.
Looking at the total statistics suggest some changes:

Attack: 96>95
Balance: 85>86
Stamina: 82>80
Shot Power: 88>97
Shot Technique: 94>92
Header: 95>90
Technique: 85>82
Aggression: 94>95
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Re: Luigi RIVA | 1969-1970

Postby Brezza » 2010 Jul 25, 20:59

Updated to fit new format/Cards

Extended Era: 1968-1972

Updated:

Attack: 96>95, Balance: 85>86, Stamina: 82>80, Shot Power: 88>94, Shot Technique 94>92Free Kick Accuracy: 76 > 80 Header: 95>94, Technique: 85>82, Weak Foot Accuary: 4> 5 Weak Foot Frequency: 2>4

Im not too sure about giving him 97 shot power, I don't think he used the power he processed as frequently as those around 97 98 like Eusebio and Haan who consistently hit bombs from range. He preferred to be more clinical/technical finisher. Ive put him on 94 with Scholes and Mihajlović.
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Re: Luigi Riva | 1968-1972

Postby Adrien » 2013 Mar 31, 21:33

I watched some videos of him and to compare with Konami stats I don't understand this SP. Can you show me a shot where he put such power please.
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