Giacinto Facchetti

1942 - 2006

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Giacinto Facchetti (Italian pronunciation: [dʒaˈtʃinto fakˈketti]; 18 July 1942 – 4 September 2006) was an Italian footballer who played as a defender at left-back position for Inter Milan from 1960 to 1978. He later served as Inter chairman from January 2004 until his death in 2006. He played 634 official games for the club, scoring 75 goals, and was a member of "Grande Inter" team under manager Helenio Herrera which won four Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia, two European Cups, and two Intercontinental Cups. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giacinto Facchetti has received more than 367,690 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Giacinto Facchetti is the 58th most popular soccer player (up from 68th in 2019), the 722nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 799th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Giacinto Facchetti is most famous for being a soccer player for Inter Milan. He played for the team from 1964-1979. He was also a member of the Italian national team, where he played from 1966-1974.

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Among soccer players, Giacinto Facchetti ranks 58 out of 16,923Before him are Arthur Friedenreich, Roberto Baggio, David Beckham, Flórián Albert, Stanley Matthews, and Mircea Lucescu. After him are Paolo Rossi, Mario Kempes, Leônidas, Miguel Muñoz, Radomir Antić, and Guillermo Stábile.

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Among people born in 1942, Giacinto Facchetti ranks 36Before him are Lou Reed, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, John Wayne Gacy, José Eduardo dos Santos, Jochen Rindt, and Mohamed ElBaradei. After him are Michael Bloomberg, Wen Jiabao, John Irving, Javier Solana, Jacques Rogge, and Frank Williams. Among people deceased in 2006, Giacinto Facchetti ranks 22Before him are Syd Barrett, György Ligeti, Joseph Barbera, Clifford Geertz, Owen Chamberlain, and Paul Mauriat. After him are Clay Regazzoni, Ibrahim Rugova, Robert Altman, Choi Kyu-hah, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Nam June Paik.

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Among people born in Italy, Giacinto Facchetti ranks 722 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Stephen VI (850), Vittorio Monti (1868), Agostino Carracci (1557), Pope Leo VII (900), Catherine Cornaro (1454), and Sextus Pompey (-67). After him are Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Nicola Pisano (1225), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Arrigo Sacchi (1946), Peter Lombard (1096), and Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Giacinto Facchetti ranks 5Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Cesare Maldini (1932), Paolo Maldini (1968), and Roberto Baggio (1967). After him are Paolo Rossi (1956), Silvio Piola (1913), Gianni Rivera (1943), Franco Baresi (1960), Francesco Totti (1976), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), and Alessandro Del Piero (1974).