French philosophy, in particular the work of Rene Descartes, is unlikely to have had any great appeal to the Roma legend Rodolfo Volk.
"I think therefore I am" isn't how he approached football. "I don't think," he said. "I shoot." And Volk rarely missed, scoring 103 goals in 157 games for the club. He was one of the great strikers of the Fascist era in Italy and joined Roma soon after their formation in 1927. 'Sciabbolone' as Volk became known or 'the Big Sabre' was one of the club's pioneers. Left foot. Right foot. He slashed away as Roma broke new ground.
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