Sandro Mazzola

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Alessandro "Sandro" Mazzola (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsandro matˈtsɔːla]; born 8 November 1942) is an Italian former professional footballer, who played as a forward or attacking midfielder for Internazionale and the Italy national team. He currently works as a football analyst and commentator on the Italian national television station RAI. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Italian football players of all time, and as one of the best players of his generation, due to his speed, work-rate, creativity, technical skills and eye for goal; he placed second in the 1971 Ballon d'Or. Having spent his entire 17 season career with Inter, he holds the honour of being a one-club man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sandro Mazzola has received more than 339,613 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Sandro Mazzola is the 124th most popular soccer player (up from 183rd in 2019), the 1,042nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,203rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Sandro Mazzola is most famous for scoring the winning goal in the 1970 World Cup Final.

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Among soccer players, Sandro Mazzola ranks 124 out of 16,923Before him are Ademir de Menezes, Kenny Dalglish, Hisataka Okamoto, Daniel Passarella, Miroslav Klose, and Helmut Schön. After him are Kunishige Kamamoto, Bert Trautmann, Luis Monti, Bobby Moore, Fabio Cannavaro, and Jean-Marie Pfaff.

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Among people born in 1942, Sandro Mazzola ranks 68Before him are Emmerson Mnangagwa, Peter Greenaway, Felipe González, Wolfgang Schäuble, Scott Wilson, and Junichiro Koizumi. After him are Stanley B. Prusiner, Gilberto Gil, Manuel Castells, Lee Kun-hee, John Cale, and Daniel Dennett.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sandro Mazzola ranks 1,042 out of 4,088Before him are Ibycus (-600), Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan (1470), Saint Susanna (280), Umberto Giordano (1867), Peter Damian (1007), and Peter Chrysologus (380). After him are Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (-220), Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia (1726), Tina Modotti (1896), Flavio Briatore (1950), Fabio Cannavaro (1973), and Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1431).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Sandro Mazzola ranks 15Before him are Franco Baresi (1960), Francesco Totti (1976), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Alessandro Del Piero (1974), Luigi Riva (1944), and Filippo Inzaghi (1973). After him are Fabio Cannavaro (1973), Andrea Pirlo (1979), Antonio Conte (1969), Giampiero Boniperti (1928), Vittorio Pozzo (1886), and Roberto Mancini (1964).