Giuseppe Meazza

1910 - 1979

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Giuseppe "Peppino" Meazza (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe meˈattsa]; 23 August 1910 – 21 August 1979), also known as il Balilla, was an Italian football manager and player. Throughout his career, he played mainly for Inter Milan in the 1930s, scoring 242 goals in 365 games for the club, and winning three Serie A titles, as well as the Coppa Italia; he later also played for local rivals Milan, as well as Turin rivals Juventus, in addition to his spells with Varese and Atalanta. At international level, he led Italy to win two consecutive World Cups: in 1934 on home soil, and in 1938 as captain; he was named to the All-star Team and won the Golden Ball Award at the 1934 World Cup, as the tournament's best player. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giuseppe Meazza has received more than 693,851 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia. Giuseppe Meazza is the 11th most popular soccer player, the 263rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 245th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Giuseppe Meazza was an Italian footballer who played as a forward. He is most famous for being the first player to score more than 300 goals in Italy's top division.

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Among soccer players, Giuseppe Meazza ranks 11 out of 16,923Before him are Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Diego Maradona, and Lev Yashin. After him are Zinedine Zidane, Cesare Maldini, George Best, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Zico, and Michel Platini.

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Among people born in 1910, Giuseppe Meazza ranks 5Before him are Mother Teresa, Akira Kurosawa, Jacques Cousteau, and Irena Sendler. After him are Gloria Stuart, Robert K. Merton, Ingrid of Sweden, Django Reinhardt, Konrad Zuse, Jean Genet, and Paulette Goddard. Among people deceased in 1979, Giuseppe Meazza ranks 4Before him are Josef Mengele, Park Chung-hee, and John Wayne. After him are Herbert Marcuse, Talcott Parsons, Nino Rota, Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, and Sándor Kocsis.

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Among people born in Italy, Giuseppe Meazza ranks 263 out of 4,088Before him are Benvenuto Cellini (1500), Man in the Iron Mask (1640), Pope Fabian (200), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Pope Urban I (222), and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696). After him are Pope Benedict IX (1012), Pope Adrian I (700), Gianni Versace (1946), Pope Siricius (334), Longinus (100), and Pope Sixtus I (42).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Giuseppe Meazza ranks 1After him are Cesare Maldini (1932), Paolo Maldini (1968), Roberto Baggio (1967), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Paolo Rossi (1956), Silvio Piola (1913), Gianni Rivera (1943), Franco Baresi (1960), Francesco Totti (1976), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), and Alessandro Del Piero (1974).