Silvio Piola

1913 - 1996

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Silvio Piola (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsilvjo ˈpjɔːla]; 29 September 1913 – 4 October 1996) was an Italian footballer who played as a striker. He is known as a highly prominent figure in the history of Italian football due to several records he set, and he is regarded as one of the greatest strikers of his generation, as well as one of the best Italian players of all time. Piola was part of the squad that won the 1933-35 Central European International Cup & the squad that won the 1938 FIFA World Cup with Italy, scoring two goals in the final, ending the tournament as the second best player and the second highest scorer.Piola is third in the all-time goalscoring records of the Italian national team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Silvio Piola has received more than 594,939 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Silvio Piola is the 68th most popular soccer player (up from 76th in 2019), the 811th most popular biography from Italy (down from 809th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Soccer Player.

Silvio Piola is most famous for being the all-time leading goalscorer in the Italian league, and for scoring a goal in the 1934 World Cup Final.

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Among soccer players, Silvio Piola ranks 68 out of 16,880Before him are Oliver Kahn, Arthur Friedenreich, Bobby Moore, Carlos Queiroz, Gianni Rivera, and Mario Kempes. After him are Matthias Sindelar, Gheorghe Hagi, Gianluigi Buffon, Nándor Hidegkuti, Gabriel Batistuta, and Hristo Stoichkov.

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Among people born in 1913, Silvio Piola ranks 32Before him are Kenzō Tange, Roger Garaudy, Jimmy Hoffa, Werner Mölders, Erich Priebke, and Frances Farmer. After him are Witold Lutosławski, Leônidas, Carmen Amaya, Stanford Moore, Artur Axmann, and Wolfgang Paul. Among people deceased in 1996, Silvio Piola ranks 22Before him are Frank Whittle, Tadeusz Reichstein, Adolf Galland, Joan Clarke, Gene Kelly, and Solomon Asch. After him are Sergiu Celibidache, Artur Axmann, Marcel Carné, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, René Clément, and Mohammad Najibullah.

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Among people born in Italy, Silvio Piola ranks 811 out of 4,668Before him are Giulia Farnese (1474), Occhiali (1519), Gianni Rivera (1943), Pietro Lorenzetti (1280), Pescennius Niger (135), and Domenico Modugno (1928). After him are Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (1498), Giosuè Carducci (1835), Bernardo Provenzano (1933), Tancred, King of Sicily (1138), William I of Sicily (1126), and Tarcisio Bertone (1934).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Silvio Piola ranks 8Before him are Cesare Maldini (1932), Roberto Baggio (1967), Paolo Maldini (1968), Paolo Rossi (1956), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), and Gianni Rivera (1943). After him are Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Francesco Totti (1976), Roberto Mancini (1964), Franco Baresi (1960), Fabio Cannavaro (1973), and Filippo Inzaghi (1973).