He was gone before I fully fell for Italian football.
To be a Serie A protagonist with a “provinciale” takes something special, and Renato Curi had that gift.
Gutsy, determined and classy his desire to play on a bitter, damp day for “his” Perugia against Juventus would end up costing him his life.
A heart-attack took him, aged just 24.
All that remained was sorrow, and the speculation as to how high he might have scaled the game.
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