12/22/1926 - 7/16/2015
Remembering the life, death and soccer legacy of Alcides Ghiggia
Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a surprising 2-1 victory over soccer powerhouse Brazil which is still remembered as Brazil's greatest defeat, died on Thursday at the age of 88.
The legendary forward’s death was confirmed by the secretary general of the Uruguayan Football Association, Alejandro Balbi. He did not provide a cause of death.
Ghiggia scored the game winning goal 10 minutes from time with the match...