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Giuseppe Meazza

Giuseppe Meazza
Personal information
Full nameGiuseppe Meazza
Date of birth23 August 1910
Place of birthMilan, Italy
Date of death21 August 1979(age 68)
Place of deathRapallo, Italy
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6.5 in)
Playing positionInside-right

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Giuseppe "Peppino" Meazza (23 August 1910 21 August 1979), also known as il Balilla, was an Italian footballer playing mainly for Internazionale in the 1930s, scoring 242 goals in 365 games for the club. He led Italy to win two World Cups: in 1934 and in 1938, winning the Golden Ball Award in 1934. He is widely considered the best player of his generation, and one of the greatest of all time. He has been ranked fourth-best player in the history of World Cup.

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