Haiti v Italy, Munich, Germany, 6:46 PM, June 15th, 1974

Everybody was asking who would beat Dino Zoff. The newspapers mentioned European and South American players, but nobody thought a Haitian could do it. That upset me because I knew I could do it.

Emmanuel “Manno” Sanon quoted in Charles Arthur, “The Man who Beat Dino Zoff,” Libète: A Haiti Anthology, J. Michael Dash and Charles Arthur, Editors (1998)

With my pace, you can’t leave me with just one defender, but that is what happened. I was one-on-one with Spinosi. I received a pass from Phillipe Vorbe. I beat the defender with my speed. One-on-one with Dino Zoff, and the goal was wide open. I dummied to go left, and then went right. I rounded him, and rolled the ball into the net.

Emmanuel “Manno” Sanon quoted in “Manno Sanon Brought Pride and Joy to Haitians,” HaitianTreasures.com (June 9, 2010)

He was already a hero in Haiti, but his powerful run and strike against Italy, a goal voted the best of the entire tournament by international football writers, turned him into a legend.

Charles Arthur, “The Man who Beat Dino Zoff,” Libète: A Haiti Anthology, J. Michael Dash and Charles Arthur, Editors (1998)

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  1. Posted June 15, 2012 at 6:55 am | Permalink

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