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Silvio Piola

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Full nameSilvio Piola
Place of birthRobbio, Italy
Place of deathGattinara, Italy
Playing positionStriker

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Silvio Piola (29 September 1913 4 October 1996) was an Italian footballer from Robbio Lomellina, province of Pavia. He is known as a highly prominent figure in the history of Italian football due to several records he set. Piola won the 1938 FIFA World Cup with Italy, scoring two goals in the final.

Piola is third in the all-time goalscoring records of the Italian national team. He is also the highest goalscorer in Serie A history, with 274 goals, 49 ahead of anyone else. He played 537 Serie A games, putting him 4th on the all-time list for appearances in Italy's top flight.

After his death a pair of Italian stadiums were renamed after him: one in Novara in 1997 and another in Vercelli in 1998.

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