Rino Della Negra
|Date of birth||18 August 1923|
|Place of birth||Vimy, France|
|Date of death||21 February 1944(aged 20)|
|Place of death||Fort Mont-Valérien, France|
|1942–1943||Red Star Olympique|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Life and career
Della Negra was born in Vimy, France to Italian parents, and grew up in nearby Argenteuil. Playing as a Goalkeeper or right winger, he began his football career with local club Argenteuil, before joining Red Star Olympique in mid-1942. Combining his playing career while working in a factory, Della Negra became active in the French Resistance in October 1942, and went into hiding in February 1943. Della Negra, a Communist, was a member of the Manouchian Group; he was wounded in an attack in November 1943, and he was executed by firing squad in February 1944. Before he died, Della Negra wrote a letter to his brother saying "hello and goodbye to Red Star." His brother was present on 21 February 2004 as the club revealed a plaque in his honour.
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- "HOMMAGE A RINO DELLA NEGRA" (in French). Allez Red Star. February 2004.
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