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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 left-back 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 511,338 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Giacinto Facchetti is the 59th most popular soccer player (down from 58th in 2019), the 721st most popular biography from Italy (up from 722nd in 2019) and the 6th 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 59 out of 16,880Before him are David Beckham, Djalma Santos, Jairzinho, George Weah, Béla Guttmann, and Paolo Rossi. After him are Nílton Santos, Vahid Halilhodžić, Oliver Kahn, Arthur Friedenreich, Bobby Moore, and Carlos Queiroz.

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Among people born in 1942, Giacinto Facchetti ranks 42Before him are Lou Reed, Giancarlo Giannini, Michel Mayor, Mohamed ElBaradei, Alassane Ouattara, and Wen Jiabao. After him are Michael Crichton, Walter Hill, Michael Bloomberg, John Irving, Frank Williams, and Françoise Dorléac. Among people deceased in 2006, Giacinto Facchetti ranks 25Before him are Joseph Barbera, Ibrahim Rugova, Clifford Geertz, Anna Politkovskaya, Paul Mauriat, and Clay Regazzoni. After him are Choi Kyu-hah, Robert Altman, Johannes Rau, Steve Irwin, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Markus Wolf.

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Among people born in Italy, Giacinto Facchetti ranks 721 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Vigilius (500), Antonio del Pollaiolo (1429), Arrigo Sacchi (1946), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Pinturicchio (1454), and Salvatore Quasimodo (1901). After him are Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (1759), Maria Goretti (1890), Pope Alexander II (1010), Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150), Ottorino Respighi (1879), and Lorenzo di Credi (1459).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Giacinto Facchetti ranks 6Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Cesare Maldini (1932), Roberto Baggio (1967), Paolo Maldini (1968), and Paolo Rossi (1956). After him are Gianni Rivera (1943), Silvio Piola (1913), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Francesco Totti (1976), Roberto Mancini (1964), and Franco Baresi (1960).