The Story Of Luciano Re Cecconi, The Football Player Who Was Killed After He Pretended To Rob A Shop

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Luciano Re Cecconi was known for his sense of humour during his time, not all football players have such qualities. He was one of Lazio's most recognized players then, he also represented the Italian national team.

Luciano Re Cecconi played in the midfield position, he made his professional debut for Pro Patria which was in the Serie C then. After successful seasons at Pro Patria, he moved to Foggia where they got promoted from the Serie B to Serie A. He joined Lazio in 1972 and left second division football for good, he played a major role in leading Lazio to the Serie A title in the 1973-74 season.

In preparation for the 1974 World Cup, Luciano Re Cecconi got his first call to the Italian national team. He made just two appearances for the Italian team these came in their friendly matches still in 1974. He was in Italy's World Cup squad for the 1974 World Cup but didn't make big appearances.

As mentioned earlier, Luciano Re Cecconi was a man of good humour. Things got tensed when he took his humour to another level. Luciano Re Cecconi pretended to be the culprit after his friend's jewelry shop was robbed. It was a practical joke for Re Cecconi but it was taken seriously and he was shot dead. He made the mistake of not taking things seriously while every other person was, he was the cause of his own death.

Luciano Re Cecconi was buried three days after he was shot. He was an athletic and hardworking player, he went down as one of the football players with the best sense of humour.

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