By La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Pierfrancesco Archetti and Corriere della Sera columnist Beppe Severgnini
The glittering career of Karl-Heinz “Kalle” Rummenigge did not finish once he ceased playing. It lives on today through victories and awards, both sporting and managerial in nature. Inextricably linked to footballing giants Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, Rummenigge will be joined on the stage in Trento by Ernesto Pellegrini and Beppe Bergomi as he recounts his life, lived within and for the beautiful game. During his career, he won two European Cups, two Ballons d’Or and a European Championship. Italy is of great relevance to his glittering playing career; it was against the Azzurri that his Germany side lost the 1982 World Cup final, but he went on to play a starring role in the country, during his spell at Inter Milan between 1984 and 1987, scoring 24 goals in 68 games. Having served for many years as chairman of the executive board at Bayern, one of the world’s most prestigious clubs, he knows the secrets of running a relentless winning machine.