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Giuseppe Rossi

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Giuseppe Rossi is a former professional footballer who played as a forward.
Born in the United States, Rossi spent most of his career in Europe with Villarreal and Fiorentina, in addition to spells with other clubs in England, Italy, and Spain, before returning to his country of birth to join Real Salt Lake for a single season in 2020.
At international level, Rossi represented Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, collecting thirty appearances and scoring seven goals at senior level between 2008 and 2014. Along with Mario Balotelli and Daniele De Rossi, he is Italy’s all-time top scorer in the FIFA Confederations Cup, with two goals.
Due to his profilic performances in the Spanish La Liga, Rossi earned the nickname Pepito Rossi, a reference to his namesake Paolo Rossi, who was nicknamed Pablito following his goal scoring performances in Italy’s victorious 1982 FIFA World Cup campaign in Spain.