Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the football world over the past decade, especially in the Spanish league, where they stayed at FC Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. Made his mark.
Goals, assists, titles and records are part of the success these two players have achieved in Spanish football. “Fleas” and “bugs” have captured everyone’s attention in both the sports and marketing worlds.
Behind both of them, completely eclipsed by Giuseppe Rossi, one of Spain’s greatest stars of the decade.
The Italian emerged as one of the best attackers in the Spanish competition at Villarreal. Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, Rossi trained with Parma and Manchester United’s youth teams.
The Red Devils quickly opted for the Italian, but he only played 14 games and scored four goals. He was loaned first to Newcastle and then to Parma. Ultimately, they couldn’t find a suitable candidate for him and Villarreal chose him in 2007.
Giuseppe Rossi’s explosion occurred in Yellow Submarine, where he stood out for his location, intelligence and creativity. There, he scored 82 goals and provided 25 assists in 192 games.
The Italian footballer has flirted with the great powers of European football. However, injuries took their toll on his body. Now, at the age of 36, he has decided to end his career and retire at the end of July this year. SPAL of the Italian Second Division is his last club.
Rossi insisted he was the player every club wanted to sign after Messi and Cristiano after a fantastic season at Villarreal.
“In my year at Villarreal, the 2010/11 season, I continued to break out in the league and Europa League, scoring 32 goals,” he emphasized in an interview with AM last year. “in Spain, Then Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, I was there too.All great men love me“He added.
In the best case scenario, everything goes wrong. Rossi tore his cruciate ligament for the first time in the 60th minute of the game against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. In two stretches following his peak season, he played little or no game at all.
Rossi was sold to Fiorentina for €16 million in one of the most important transfers in Villarreal’s history. In Florence he relapsed twice more.
Injuries plagued Rossi, who tried his hand at Fiore but ended up on loan at Levante and Celta Vigo (where he was injured) in separate seasons. After the contract ended, he was free for a few months and signed with Genoa, where he will stay until 2020.
Giuseppe Rossi (34) returns to Italian football in 2021 after 3 years in MLS with Salt Lake City. The Italian-American striker joined Ferrara’s SPAL and played in Serie B until the end of the season.
Giuseppe Rossi has played for Manchester United, Newcastle, Parma, Villarreal, Fiorentina, Celta Vigo, Genoa, Levante, MLS’s Real Salt Lake and SPAL. . He played a total of 337 games and scored 128 goals.