Farewell to Comunardo Niccolai, Cagliari player who went down in history as “the king of own goals”

Rocky Defenderlittle hair, 200 league games, super cork from Cagliari: a memory of Communard Nicolaiwho became known as the “king of own goals”, died today at the age of 77.

A reputation, that of always doing own goalwhich had stuck to him because of a tic: constantly opening and closing his eyes, which prevented him from seeing carefully where to shoot the ball. The name was chosen by his anti-fascist father, in homage to the Paris Commune.

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