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Valentino Mazzola

1919 - 1949

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Valentino Mazzola (Italian pronunciation: [valenˈtiːno matˈtsɔːla]; 26 January 1919 – 4 May 1949) was an Italian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder or forward. Considered one of the great number 10s in the history of football and, according to some, the best Italian footballer of all time, Mazzola was the captain and symbol of the "Grande Torino", the team recognised as one of the strongest in the world during the second half of the 1940s, with whom Mazzola won five Serie A championships. He was also captain of the Italy national team for two years.He became known during his spell at Venezia, where he played as a midfielder, a playing position he held throughout his career that allowed him to expand his fame beyond Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valentino Mazzola has received more than 229,421 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Valentino Mazzola is the 316th most popular soccer player (down from 311th in 2019), the 1,573rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,452nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Valentino Mazzola ranks 316 out of 16,880Before him are Masao Takada, Jari Litmanen, Gyula Zsengellér, Takeshi Natori, Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, and Dragoslav Šekularac. After him are Valentin Ivanov, David Trezeguet, Richard Møller Nielsen, Haruo Arima, Dettmar Cramer, and Takashi Takabayashi.

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Among people born in 1919, Valentino Mazzola ranks 64Before him are Gillo Pontecorvo, Mieczysław Weinberg, Ashraf Pahlavi, René Barrientos, Ernst Barkmann, and Bob Paisley. After him are Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Kiichi Miyazawa, Peter Abrahams, Wolfgang Wagner, Liberace, and Maurice Herzog. Among people deceased in 1949, Valentino Mazzola ranks 41Before him are Harry Stack Sullivan, Ulrich Salchow, Alice Bailey, Béla Balázs, Nikola Zhekov, and Leonard Bloomfield. After him are Vasily Degtyaryov, Joaquín Turina, Yoshijirō Umezu, Maurice Blondel, Otto Wächter, and Hanns Albin Rauter.

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Among people born in Italy, Valentino Mazzola ranks 1,573 out of 4,668Before him are Myia (-600), Jacopo Amigoni (1682), Eleanor de' Medici (1567), Alfredo Casella (1883), Eusebius of Vercelli (283), and Dorando Pietri (1885). After him are Francesco Maria del Monte (1549), Rose of Viterbo (1233), Margherita de' Medici (1612), Maria Valtorta (1897), Pietro I Orseolo (928), and Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena (1562).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Valentino Mazzola ranks 24Before him are Giampiero Boniperti (1928), Andrea Pirlo (1979), Antonio Conte (1969), Vittorio Pozzo (1886), Giovanni Ferrari (1907), and Lorenzo Buffon (1929). After him are Gaetano Scirea (1953), Marco Materazzi (1973), Alessandro Nesta (1976), Angelo Schiavio (1905), Gianfranco Zola (1966), and Gianpiero Combi (1902).