Stadio Renato Curi


* Address: Viale Pietro Conti, Perugia
* Country: Italian Republic
* Capacity: 23,000
* Opened: 1975
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: AC Perugia (football)

Extra stadium info – Stadio Renato Curi

The stadium is named after Renato Curi, a former Italian football player who died from a heart attack during a match between his club AC Perugia and Juventus. In 1983, the venue hosted its first match of the national football team of the Italian Republic. The Italians won the game against Cyprus 3-1. Associazione Calcistica Perugia Calcio use the stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1905. AC Perugia came under scrutiny when Luciano Gaucci terminated the contract of Ahn Jung-hwan of Korea for scoring the golden goal that knocked the national football team of Italy out of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The sacking was reversed, but by then Ahn Jung-hwan expressed no desire to return to AC Perugia anymore.

Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, signed with AC Perugia in 2003. He made one appearance for the club before failing a drug test. The same year, AC Perugia wanted to sign Birgit Prinz. She is widely regarded as one of the best female football players ever. Prinz could have been the first female player in the Serie A, the Italian top-flight football league, but she declined the offer from AC Perugia. Birgit Prinz feared her transfer would be used as a publicity stunt and she would end up on the bench.

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