Romania’s greatest soccer player of all times Gheorghe Hagi was awarded the Golden Foot trophy on Monday night, in a gala in Monte Carlo, according to the Academia Hagi official website www.academiahagi.tv.
He received the soccer’s Hall of Fame trophy from Prince Albert of Monaco.
Hagi left a permanent mould of his footprints on ‘The Champions Promenade’ on the Monegasque Riviera, next to those of previous winners of the Golden Foot — Baggio, Nedved, Shevchenko, Ronaldo, Del Piero, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, Totti, Giggs, Ibrahimovic, Drogba and Iniesta. His football academy website also lists other soccer legends honoured this way: Pele, Maradona, Platini, Zidane, Beckenbauer and Matthaeus
French David Trezeguet, Russian Rinat Dasaev and Argentinian Daniel Passarella were also awarded on Monday night’s gala. More…