Paolo Rossi of Italy, the star of the 1982 World Cup finals in Spain, has won both the special Adidas/France Football World Cup awards -- as best scorer and player.
GV PAN Avenue des Champs Elysees, Paris to the Lido
CU Results of European Challenge Awards with Liverpool F.C. of England taking the Team Gold Award with 17 points
SV Bob Paisley of Liverpool, England taking award
CU Result of Golden Shoe Award given to Wim Kieft (Ajax Amsterdam) for his 32 goals
SV Wim Kieft taking award
CU Gold Ball Awards results: 1. Paolo Rossi of Italy (437 points). 2. Falcao of Brazil, 252 points. 3. K.H. Rummenigge (REA) 207 points
SV Paolo accepting award (2 shots)
CU Results of Golden Shoe Award for World Cup 1982. First place with six goals, Paolo Rossi
Cu Rossi accepting award
GV All award winners lined up on platform
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Background: Paolo Rossi of Italy, the star of the 1982 World Cup finals in Spain, has won both the special Adidas/France Football World Cup awards -- as best scorer and player. Top soccer players gathered at the well-known Lido nightclub in the French capital on November 4 for the World Cup and European soccer awards presentation. Liverpool, the English League champions with a total of 17 points -- were awarded the inter-club trophy for the third time in the last seven years. The trophy, presented to the top club in Europe, is based on results in domestic and European competitions. Hamburg (16 points) took second place, while Juventus of Turin and Standard Liege shared third place with 14 points. Wim Kieft, the 20-year-old Dutch striker, who scored 32 goals for his club Ajax of Amsterdam in the 1981-82 season, became the youngest player ever to win the coveted Golden Shoe, awarded to the best scorer in European soccer. French league player Delio Onnis and Kees Kist of the Netherlands shared second place with 29 goals each. Rossi, whose six goals played a major part in Italy's winning of the World Cup, also received the Golden Ball awarded to World Cup top players by journalists who covered the tournament. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge of West Germany appeared twice in the awards. He was second highest scorer with five goals, and was voted third best player in the tournament. Paolo Falcao of Brazil was elected second best player.