Singer-footballer Enrico Ruggeri starts at 64 for Italian team – Deadline

Paul McCartney once wondered in song if someone would need him or feed him at 64. The Italian singer-songwriter asks the same questions, but it’s the football passes, not the food, that he’s looking for.

64-year-old Enrico Ruggeri made his debut for Italian fourth division club ASD Sona on Sunday, ESPN reported. He started the game with his team’s 1-0 loss at home to Tritium Calcio 1908. He played nine minutes before leaving the field.

Ruggeri joined the club in April at the invitation of its president. Sona is a small town in northeastern Italy.

“I’m a playmaker,” he says. “I play behind the forwards. The president invited me to play and I enthusiastically accepted this new adventure, comforted by the fact that Maicon was there.

The reference is to former Brazil international Maicon, who signed a deal with Sona earlier this year and started on Sunday alongside Ruggeri.

Ruggeri started his musical career with the punk group Decibel and twice won the Sanremo Music Festival as a solo artist.

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