Roma star Simone Perrotta gets a statue – in Manchester!
One of Italy’s World Cup winning stars of 2006, Simone Perrotta, has been recognised for his achievements after a statue was unveiled of the midfielder in Manchester.
The AS Roma player was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester and his success has led to the local council erecting a statue of the 33-year-old along with other local heroes Geoff Hurst and Jimmy Armfield.
Despite the honour, Perrotta has never played his football in England and chose to represent Italy rather than his country of birth.
It is unknown whether Perrotta will visit Manchester to take a look at the statue.
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