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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 451,412 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Sandro Mazzola is the 135th most popular soccer player (down from 124th in 2019), the 1,068th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,042nd in 2019) and the 17th 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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  • 5.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.57

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Among soccer players, Sandro Mazzola ranks 135 out of 16,880Before him are Héctor Scarone, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Edwin van der Sar, Andrés Iniesta, Alessandro Del Piero, and Dragan Džajić. After him are Tostão, Telmo Zarra, Bora Milutinović, Ademir de Menezes, Carlos Valderrama, and Didier Deschamps.

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Among people born in 1942, Sandro Mazzola ranks 85Before him are Vladimír Mečiar, Muhammadu Buhari, Gilberto Gil, Junichiro Koizumi, Daniela Bianchi, and Emmerson Mnangagwa. After him are Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Donna Leon, Scott Wilson, Conrad Schumann, Giuseppe Bertello, and Mike Markkula.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sandro Mazzola ranks 1,068 out of 4,668Before him are Beniamino Gigli (1890), Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691), Tigellinus (10), Johann Maria Farina (1685), Barbara Strozzi (1619), and Maria Theresa of Savoy (1756). After him are Daniele da Volterra (1509), Gemma Galgani (1878), Giacomo Carissimi (1605), Giacomo Matteotti (1885), Sebastian Cabot (1484), and Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal (1589).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Sandro Mazzola ranks 17Before him are Roberto Mancini (1964), Franco Baresi (1960), Fabio Cannavaro (1973), Filippo Inzaghi (1973), Luigi Riva (1944), and Alessandro Del Piero (1974). After him are Giampiero Boniperti (1928), Andrea Pirlo (1979), Antonio Conte (1969), Vittorio Pozzo (1886), Giovanni Ferrari (1907), and Lorenzo Buffon (1929).