Leftie Lucarelli, Livorno legend

Oct 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jimbo, James Horncastle and Gab Marcotti analyse the impact of Livorno striker Cristiano Lucarelli on Italian football

Lucarelli was the top scorer in Serie A but didn’t believe in separating politics from football. From Che Guevara t-shirts to starting his own newspaper, this tale includes Berlusconi bandanas and Luther Blissett’s role in Italian anarchism.


• PART 1: The city of Livorno aka Leghorn (02m 30s)

• PART 2a: Lucarelli’s beginnings pre-Livorno, via Spain (06m 00s)

• PART 2b: Lucarelli returns to Livorno and partners with Protti (10m 00s)

• PART 3: Livorno win promotion to Serie A – and a trip to the San Siro (15m 30s)

• PART 4a: Lucarelli’s chequered history with the national team (23m 00s)

• PART 4b: Lucarelli leaves Livorno for the Ukraine – was he a communist? (27m 30s)

• PART 4c: Lucarelli sets up a newspaper (33m 45s)

• PART 5: His brother Alessandro Lucarelli, an icon at Parma (36m 30s)

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