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Alcides Ghiggia

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Full nameAlcides Edgardo Ghiggia
Date of birth1926 12, df=84(age 2015)
Place of birthMontevideo, Uruguay
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6.5 in)
Playing positionWinger

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Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia (born 22 December 1926 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a former Italian Uruguayan football player. He achieved lasting fame for his decisive role in the final match of the 1950 World Cup. He is also the only surviving member of the Uruguayan team that defeated Brazil in that particular game.

Ghiggia, an excellent dribbler on the right wing, 1,69 m short and 62 kg light, is considered one of the best wingers of the 1950s. The World Cup winner of 1950 played for the national sides of Uruguay and Italy. He also played for the club sides of the Peñarol and Danubio in Montevideo and AS Roma and AC Milan in Italy.

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