Mario Corso, Italian football legend, dies at 78 after brief illness


Mario Corso who won four Serie A titles with Inter Milan has died

Inter Milan confirmed the death of the 78-year-old on social media

Corso never played at the World Cup with Italy before he retired

Inter Milan have taken to their official social media account to confirm the death of their legend Mario Corso who died at the age of 78 after brief illness as tribute pours in for him.

In their message, Inter Milan described the deceased as someone they will surely miss considering the legacy he left behind before he died.

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Verona-born Corso is known for having perfected the ‘knuckleball’ free-kick long before the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo became famous for them.

World football governing body FIFA have also joined people to mourn the death of Mario Corso describing him as a true legend of football.

During his active playing time with Inter Milan, Mario Corso won two European and intercontinental Cups and also four Serie A titles.

Mario Corso netted 75 goals for Inter Milan in 413 games and also played for the national team even though he never featured at the World Cup.

Mario Corso also had stint at Genoa before he retired from football and became pundits and scouts.

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