Uruguay’s soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia passes away July 18, 2015 [ Current Affairs ]

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Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia who has passed away due to heart attack in Montevideo, Uruguay at the age of 88. In the final match of World Cup 1950, Alcides Ghiggia had scored the winning goal against Brazil which had helped Uruguay to win World Cup for the second time.

Alcides Ghiggia had scored the deciding goal 10 minutes from time when the final match had tied at 1-1 goals. It was historic win for Uruguay and Brazil’s greatest defeat which is still known in Brazil at the Maracanazo. In 1930, Uruguay for the first time had won the FIFA World Cup which was the inaugural Football World Cup.

Alcides Ghiggia was born on 22 December 1926. Alcides started his professional career with the famous Uruguayan football club Penarol. Later Alcides had played in Italy with Roma and AC Milan football clubs and also had played several matches with the Italian Football national team.

- Published on: July 21, 2015