Luciano Re Cecconi

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Luciano Re Cecconi
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-12-01)December 1, 1948
Place of birth Nerviano, Italy
Date of death 18 January 1977(1977-01-18) (aged 28)
Place of death Rome, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Pro Patria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 Pro Patria 36 (?)
1969–1972 Foggia 74 (2)
1972–1977 Lazio 109 (7)
National team
1974 Italy 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luciano Re Cecconi (1 December 1948 in Nerviano, Milan – 18 January 1977 in Rome) was an Italian midfield footballer, who was nicknamed l'Angelo Biondo — 'The Blond Angel' — for the colour of his hair.

He made his debut for Pro Patria Calcio, then in Serie C, on 14 April 1968, and subsequently moved to U.S. Foggia, which he helped to promotion from Serie B to Serie A in the 1969–70 season (they were relegated again the following year). In 1972 he joined S.S. Lazio. He was a key member of the title-winning side of 1974, for which he scored two goals and made 23 appearances.

He was in Italy's squad for the 1974 World Cup finals and won two caps the following season.

Re Cecconi played for the Italian under-23 side, and was on the roster of the national squad at the 1974 World Cup. He was shot dead in 1977, after pretending to rob a friend's jewelry shop as a practical joke.

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