For the second Past EFA Profile we go back to the sixties to look at the Serie A career of Gerry Hitchens. Staffordshire born striker left Aston Villa in 1961 and went on to spend eight years in Italy. Hitchens played for Internazionale, Torino, Atalanta and Cagliari before returning to England in 1969.
The profile highlights his rise into the England team and his goals against Italy attracting the attentions of Serie A clubs. Gerry’s secret meetings with Jimmy Greaves (while he played for AC Milan) and how his choice to stay in Italy cost him his international career.