Manno Sanon Is Dead, The Haitian Foutbol Legend is Gone!

Emmanuel "Manno" Sanon, The legend of Haitian Football, passes away at age 56

Haitian soccer player died this morning, Thursday February 21, 2008, at age 56.

Do you have any memories of Manno Sanon?

, one of Haiti's most celebrated soccer players, died in his sleep from pancreatic cancer Thursday morning, family members said.

, known as Manno Sanon is best known among Haitians and soccer enthusiasts for his goal against Italian Dino Zoff in the 1974 World Cup match.

Haiti would lose 3-1 but that didn't matter: The striker's goal marked the end of Zoff's record 1,143 goalless minutes.

Every Haitian knew where they were that day.

"When Manno scored that game, there was an eruption of joy," recalled radio commentator Herntz Phanord, who watched the game in a crowded movie house in New York. "We didn't want anything to spoil that moment."

Funeral arrangements are being planned in Orlando
Based on an article by Trenton Daniel posted on the Miami Herrald

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