• Home
  • /
  • Football
  • /
  • Italian TV Gold: A Shirtless Ruud Gullit Playing The Drums On Attilio Lombardo's Head

Italian TV Gold: A Shirtless Ruud Gullit Playing The Drums On Attilio Lombardo's Head

Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
Share this article

We say without fear of contradiction that this is the only video on youtube in which one can see a shirtless Ruud Gullit playing the drums on Attilio Lombardo's head.

The makers of the Italian comedy football show 'Mai Dire Gol' made such a spectacle possible during the 1993-94 Serie A season.

'Mai Dire Gol', or 'Never Say Goal', was a clip show which ran from 1990 to 2001 - the heyday of Italian football - that showed pratfalls, gaffes and other comical moments from the world of calcio.


Familiar faces appearing topless include Gianluca Pagliuca, Paolo Di Canio and Angelo Peruzzi.

Another landmark moment in the history of Italian television.

Italian TV producers, perhaps influenced by the peccadilloes of their famous employer, have long believed that there is no television programme that can't be improved by the presence of a gyrating model.


Who can forget the sight of Fabio Capello and Jose Mourinho being given a lap dance in front of a studio audience.

For those curious, this tendency within Italian media was explored and criticised in Bill Emmott's fascinating documentary on Italy's decline, 'Girlfriend in a Coma'.


Read more: Sean Kelly MEP Lambasts UEFA For Ireland's 'Ridiculous' Euro 2016 Ticket Allocation


Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are now subscribed!

Share this article

Copyright © 2024. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com