List of international goals scored by Gigi Riva

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Gigi Riva lining up with the rest of the team before a friendly in Rome.

Gigi Riva is the top goalscorer of all time for the Italy national football team, with 35 goals in 42 appearances.[1] He is also the highest goalscorer in combined goals scored at the FIFA World Cup and FIFA World Cup qualifier matches with 17[2] and the only player for Italy to score three goals or more on three occasions.

His first international goal came on 1 November 1967, in his fourth appearance for his country against Cyprus where he scored a hat-trick.[3][4] Riva scored seven braces and two hat-tricks.[5] On 31 March 1973, Riva scored four goals in a 5–0 victory against Luxembourg.[6][7] Riva scored thrice, against Cyprus, on 1 November 1967, in a UEFA Euro 1968 qualifier match[3][4] and against Wales, on 4 November 1969 in a 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifier.[8][9]

Riva scored one goal in the UEFA European Championship, four goals in the FIFA World Cup, nine goals in the UEFA European Championship qualifying and 13 goals in the FIFA World Cup qualification. Riva scored also eight goals in friendly matches.

International goals[edit]

Results list Italy's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
List of international goals scored by Gigi Riva[5]
1. 1 November 1967 Stadio San Vito, Cosenza  Cyprus 5–0 UEFA Euro 1968 qualifier
2.
3.
4. 18 November 1967 Wankdorf Stadium, Bern   Switzerland 2–2
5.
6. 23 December 1967 Stadio Amsicora, Cagliari   Switzerland 4–0
7. 10 June 1968 Stadio Olimpico, Rome  Yugoslavia 2–0 UEFA Euro 1968
8. 23 October 1968 Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff  Wales 1–0 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifier
9. 1 January 1969 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City  Mexico 3–2 Friendly
10.
11. 29 March 1969 Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, Ost-Berlin  East Germany 2–2 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifier
12.
13. 4 November 1969 Stadio Olimpico, Rome  Wales 4–1
14.
15.
16. 22 November 1969 Stadio San Paolo, Napoli  East Germany 3–0
17. 21 February 1970 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid  Spain 2–2 Friendly
18. 10 May 1970 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon  Portugal 2–1
19.
20. 14 June 1970 Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca  Mexico 4–1 1970 FIFA World Cup
21.
22. 17 June 1970 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City  West Germany 4–3
(a.e.t.)
23. 9 October 1971 San Siro, Milan  Sweden 3–0 1972 UEFA Euro qualifier
24.
25. 13 May 1972 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels  Belgium 2–1
26. 20 September 1972 Stadio Municipale, Torino  Yugoslavia 3–1 Friendly
27. 7 October 1972 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City  Luxembourg 4–0 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifier
28.
29. 31 March 1973 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa  Luxembourg 5–0
30.
31.
32.
33. 9 June 1973 Stadio Olimpico, Rome  Brazil 2–0 Friendly
34. 29 September 1973 San Siro, Milan  Sweden 2–0
35. 20 October 1973 Stadio Olimpico, Rome   Switzerland 2–0 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Convocazioni e presenze in campo: Luigi Riva". FIGC.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Qualificazioni Mondiali: Gol fatti" [World Cup Qualifying: Goals scored] (in Italian). Italia1910. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Qualificazioni Europei 1967-1968 - Italia-Cipro 5-0 01/11/1967 - Italia1910.com - Nazionale Italiana di calcio e Serie A". www.italia1910.com. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  4. ^ a b "Italia - Cipro 5:0 (EURO Qualificazioni 1966/1967, Gruppo 6)". calcio.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  5. ^ a b "Luigi Riva - Goals in International Matches". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  6. ^ "La Stampa - Consultazione Archivio". www.archiviolastampa.it. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  7. ^ "Qualificazioni Mondiali 1972-1973 - Italia-Lussemburgo 5-0 31/03/1973 - Italia1910.com - Nazionale Italiana di calcio e Serie A". www.italia1910.com. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  8. ^ "Qualificazioni Mondiali 1969-1970 - Italia-Galles 4-1 04/11/1969 - Italia1910.com - Nazionale Italiana di calcio e Serie A". www.italia1910.com. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  9. ^ "Italia - Galles 4:1 (Mondiale QF Europa 1968/1969, Gruppo 3)". calcio.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-06-17.