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Giacinto Facchetti

Giacinto Facchetti
Facchetti on a 1968 Ajman stamp
Personal information
Full nameGiacinto Facchetti
Date of birth18 July 1942
Place of birthTreviglio, Italy
Date of death4 September 2006(age 64)
Place of deathMilan, Italy
Height1.91 m
Playing positionLeft-back

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Giacinto Facchetti (18 July 1942 4 September 2006) was an Italian football player. From January 2004 until his death, he was President of Internazionale, the club for which he played for his whole career during the 1960s and 1970s, playing 634 official games and scoring 75 goals. He played for the Internazionale team remembered as “La Grande Inter”. Facchetti is remembered as one of the first truly great attacking-full backs, and one of the best ever in his position.

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