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Luis Monti

Luis Monti playing for Argentina during the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
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Full nameLuis Felipe Monti
Date of birthMay 15, 1901
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Date of deathSeptember 9, 1983(age 82)
Playing positionDefender

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Luis Felipe Monti (May 15, 1901 September 9, 1983) was an Italian Argentine footballer who played as a defender. Monti has the distinction of having played in two FIFA World Cup final matches with two different national teams. He played the first of these finals with his native Argentina in 1930, which he lost to Uruguay; and the second with Italy as one of their Oriundi in 1934. This second time Monti was on the winning side in a 2-1 victory over Czechoslovakia.

Monti was a rugged and ruthless player, but had the technical skills to go with his strong tackling. He played as an attacking centre half in the old-fashioned Metodo system: a position roughly equivalent to the defensive central midfield position of today. As such he would mark the opposing centre forward when his team were defending, but would be the main midfield playmaker when his team were on the attack. He was nicknamed doble ancho (double wide) due to his coverage of the pitch.

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