Former Lazio forward Giuseppe Signori has been granted a pardon by the FIGC after he was cleared of being involved in a notable match-fixing scandal, as noted by the Italian-based outlet ANSA.
Italian football was hit with yet another match-fixing controversy in 2011. Signori and a multitude of high-profile figures in Italian football were accused of rigging football matches in leagues such as Serie B.
Signori denied any involvement in this scandal but was still issued a five-year ban from Italian football.
It was only until February of this year that a trial acquitted Signori and cleared him of any wrongdoing.
The FIGC has subsequently responded by overturning his ban and thus allowing him to once again be involved in Italian football activities.
Lazio’s issued a statement via its official website following the decision by the FIGC.
Today, finally, the judicial truth has emerged and with the recent decision of the Federcalcio, a protagonist of a story that has much to share with the passion of the fans and with the dreams of the children is back “on the field”.
Signori spent six seasons with Lazio where he totaled for 100+ goals in all competitions and took home three Capocannoniere honors.
The Italian forward is well regarded among the greatest strikers in Lazio club history.