Italian songwriter, 64, starts for Serie D side

Famous Italian singer-songwriter Enrico Ruggeri made his debut for fourth division club ASD Sona at the age of 64 on Sunday.

Ruggeri started in his team’s 1-0 league home loss to Tritium Calcio 1908. He wore the No.10 jersey and played nine minutes before leaving the pitch.

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Sona is a small town in the northeast of Italy, located in the province of Verona, and has 18,000 inhabitants. Ruggeri joined the semi-professional Serie D club in April following an invitation from the club president.

“I’m a playmaker,” he had said during his unveiling. “I play behind the forwards. The president invited me to play and I accepted with enthusiasm this new adventure, comforted by the fact that Maicon is here.”

Former Brazil international Maicon signed a six-month contract with Sona earlier this year and started alongside Ruggeri on Sunday.

Maicon, 39, won a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble with Internazionale in the 2009-10 season. Ruggeri, who began his music career with punk band Decibel, twice won the Sanremo Music Festival as a solo artist.

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