Enzo Scifo

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Vincenzo "Enzo" Daniele Scifo (born 19 February 1966 in Haine-Saint-Paul)[1] is a retired Belgian football midfielder. He was a member of the Belgian national team, for which he appeared in four FIFA World Cups, being one of three Belgian players ever to do so.

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Early life

Scifo was born in La Louvière. He proved himself a highly promising talent in youth football and was nicknamed "Little Pele" at his local team. Scifo joined the local side La Louvière aged fourteen but soon transferred to Anderlecht, making his first team debut in 1983.

Club career

He moved to Internazionale in 1987 but did not do very well, and soon moved to Girondins Bordeaux in 1988 where he again disappointed.[2] His career was revived by a successful move to Auxerre in 1989, which led to a return to Italy with Torino in 1991.[3] Scifo then moved to AS Monaco before ending his career with his first club, Anderlecht.[4] He retired in 2000 after being diagnosed with chronic arthritis.[5]

Honours

With RSC Anderlecht

Belgian League: 1985, 1986, 1987, 2000

With AS Monaco

Ligue 1: 1997

With Torino

Statistics

National team

Scifo debuted internationally for Belgium in June 1984 against Yugoslavia.[6]

He appeared for Belgium in the World Cups of 1986, 1990, 1994, and 1998, playing sixteen games.[7] In total he gained eighty-four international caps and scored eighteen goals.[8]

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