3 March 2009: remembering Veleno


Benito Lorenzi, extraordinary striker and symbol of Inter's history, left us two years ago

MILAN - Benito 'Veleno' Lorenzi left us two years ago on 3 March 2007, just before his Inter took to the pitch in Livorno. He was 81.

We will always remember him and so will the Inter fans, for his sense of belonging to the Inter family, for his career as a legendary striker of Italian football in the 1950s when Inter won back-to-back Scudettos and he scored 143 goals in 314 matches. On the pitch he was Veleno (Poison) for all his opponents, but for many he was a friend when the tension dissipated after the final whistle. An extraordinarily talented player who dedicated his time to discovering new talents as a coach at Inter's youth academy, Lorenzi had a rapport of generosity and natural complicity with the city of Milan. It was his city, his reality, in which he moved with that Tuscan temper of his, but he was always on the side of the weak.

Ciao 'Veleno'. Inter is always with you.

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