|Full name||Enrique Omar Sívori|
|Date of birth||2 October 1935|
|Place of birth||San Nicolás, Argentina|
|Date of death||17 February 2005(aged 69)|
|Place of death||San Nicolás, Argentina|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|1972||Estudiantes de La Plata|
|1979||Racing Club de Avellaneda|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Enrique Omar Sívori (Spanish: [enˈrike oˈmaɾ ˈsiβoɾi], Italian: [ˈɔːmar ˈsiːvori]; 2 October 1935 – 17 February 2005) is a former Argentine-Italian football player. He has played for Argentina national team and Italy national team.
Career statistics[change | change source]
Club[change | change source]
|River Plate||1954||Primera División||16||8||16||8|
International[change | change source]
- Scores and results list Argentina's and Italy's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Sívori goal.
|1||18 March 1956||Mexico City, Mexico||Brazil||2–2||1956 Pan American Championship|
|2||17 March 1957||Lima, Peru||Ecuador||3–0||1957 South American Championship|
|3||28 March 1957||Lima, Peru||Chile||6–2||1957 South American Championship|
|4||6 April 1957||Lima, Peru||Peru||1–2||1957 South American Championship|
|1||25 April 1961||Bologna, Italy||Northern Ireland||3–2||Friendly|
|2||24 May 1961||Rome, Italy||England||2–3||Friendly|
|3||15 June 1961||Florence, Italy||Argentina||4–1||Friendly|
|4||4 November 1961||Turin, Italy||Israel||6–0||FIFA World Cup 1962 qualification|
Honours[change | change source]
- Coppa delle Alpi: 1966
- South American Championship player of the tournament: 1957
- Serie A Golden Boot: 1959–60
- Ballon d'Or: 1961
- FIFA 100: 2004
Filmography[change | change source]
Sívori played the part of himself, in two Italian films.
- Idoli controluce – (1965)
- The President of Borgorosso Football Club (1970)
Quotes[change | change source]
- Giampiero Boniperti: "Playing alongside him was pure fun. Charles was the target man, while Omar used the space to put defenders in trouble. He used to play with socks down around his ankles, without any kind of protection, to show he wasn't scared of defenders. He had an incredible winning mentality."
- John Charles: "With Sivori, it was the classic big man-little man partnership. Sivori had huge skill and it was a joy to play with a player as good as he was."
- Marcello Lippi: "Whenever we were talking about Juventus, his eyes brightened up."
- Humberto Maschio: "He was amazing. A first-class dribbler who had speed and the ability to surprise at any moment."
- Roberto Bettega: "He was like an older brother for me. He was my idol when I was a kid and then we became close friends. He was one of the best players in the history of football."
Notes[change | change source]
- Played only once between Argentina and the Liga Metropolitana de Rio de Janeiro (metropolitan league of Rio de Janeiro) in a single match.
References[change | change source]
- "Omar Sívori". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
- "Players Appearing for Two or More Countries". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
- Copa Raúl Colombo by Héctor Pelayes at the RSSSF.com
- Roberto Di Maggio; Igor Kramarsic; Alberto Novello (11 June 2015). "Italy - Serie A Top Scorers". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- UEFA.com Archived 4 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "Argentinian legend Enrique Omar Sivori dies at age of 69". Taipei Times. 10 April 2013.
Bibliography[change | change source]
- Gregori, Claudio (2005). Omar Sivori—La leggenda del Cabezón [Omar Sivori—The legend of Cabezón]. I libri della Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Milan, Italy: RCS Quotidiani. ASIN B00PLY8LOM.