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Giuseppe Meazza

Giuseppe Meazza

Giuseppe "Peppino" Meazza, also known as il Balilla, was an Italian footballer playing mainly for Internazionale in the 1930s, scoring 242 goals in 365 games for the club. He led Italy to win two consecutive World Cups: in 1934 on home soil, and in 1938 as captain, winning the Golden Ball Award in 1934. He is widely considered one of the best players of his generation, and among the greatest of all time, as well as being the greatest Italian player of all time to some. Due to his technical skill, prolific goalscoring, and creative ability, he was often given the nickname "il genio" by the Italian press during his career. He has been ranked fourth-best player in the ... more on Wikipedia

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