July 11, 1982: do you remember ?

July 11, 1982: 30 years ago.

Italy won the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Madrid by beating Germany (West Germany) 3–1.
It was our third world cup win after a long wait from the second title back in 1938.
To remember that day, we chose this video with the most memorable goal celebrations ever of Marco Tardelli.

You will see our President Sandro Pertini waving his arms in the stands.
After Italy scored the third goal, he wagged his finger to either the German delegation and spanish King Juan Carlos I and said “Non ci prendono più” (They (the German team) will not catch us any more!). And he was right!

Italy will be again World champion in 2006, but…that’s another story..

The Italy team that started the final against Germany. From left, back row: Zoff, Graziani, Bergomi, Scirea, Collovati, Gentile; front row: Conti, Rossi, Oriali, Cabrini, Tardelli.

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