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 549,445 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Silvio Piola is the 76th most popular soccer player (up from 83rd in 2019), the 809th most popular biography from Italy (up from 852nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian 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 76 out of 16,923Before him are Helenio Herrera, Gordon Banks, Rivaldo, Fritz Walter, Eric Cantona, and Zito. After him are Gianni Rivera, Alcides Ghiggia, Oleg Blokhin, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Franco Baresi, and Matthias Sindelar.

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Among people born in 1913, Silvio Piola ranks 35Before him are Luz Long, Frances Farmer, Werner Mölders, Leônidas, Carmen Amaya, and Erich Priebke. After him are Artur Axmann, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Willis Lamb, René Clément, Wolfgang Paul, and Mehmet Shehu. Among people deceased in 1996, Silvio Piola ranks 21Before him are Paul Erdős, Gene Kelly, Sergiu Celibidache, Adolf Galland, Babrak Karmal, and Tadeusz Reichstein. After him are Artur Axmann, Odysseas Elytis, Magda Schneider, Solomon Asch, Gladwyn Jebb, and René Clément.

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Among people born in Italy, Silvio Piola ranks 809 out of 4,088Before him are Carlo Crivelli (1430), Charles Martel of Anjou (1271), Giacomo Balla (1871), Guercino (1591), Pope Leo V (870), and Alcmaeon of Croton (-510). After him are Lino Ventura (1919), Gianni Rivera (1943), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), Francesco Landini (1325), Phalaris (-700), and Giovanni Gentile (1875).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Silvio Piola ranks 7Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Cesare Maldini (1932), Paolo Maldini (1968), Roberto Baggio (1967), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), and Paolo Rossi (1956). After him are Gianni Rivera (1943), Franco Baresi (1960), Francesco Totti (1976), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Alessandro Del Piero (1974), and Luigi Riva (1944).