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Omar Sívori

Omar Sivori
Personal information
Full nameEnrique Omar Sívori
Date of birth2 October 1935
Place of birthSan Nicolás, Argentina
Date of deathFebruary 17, 2005(age 69)
Place of deathSan Nicolás, Argentina
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4.2 in)
Playing positionStriker

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Enrique Omar Sívori (2 October 1935 - 17 February 2005) was an Italian Argentine football striker and manager. He is known for his time with the successful Juventus side during the late 1950s and early 1960s. At club level he also played for River Plate and Napoli.

On the international level, he first appeared for the Argentine national team, winning the Copa América. Later in his career, he played for the Italian national team and took part in some of the 1962 World Cup. After his retirement as player, he coached several teams in Argentina, including the national side.

Sívori's footballing talent was acclaimed and he won the coveted European Footballer of the Year in 1961.

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