Giovanni Giacomazzi

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Giovanni Giacomazzi
Personal information
Full name Giovanni Giacomazzi
Date of birth 18 January 1928
Place of birth San Martino di Lupari, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1949 Luparense
1949–1957 Inter 208 (3)
1949–1953 Alessandria 169 (2)
1953–1956 Sampdoria 72 (3)
1956–1960 Padova 120 (3)
1960–1961 Cremonese 28 (1)
National team
1954–1955 Italy 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Giovanni Giacomazzi (18 January 1928 in San Martino di Lupari, Padova – 12 December 1995) was an Italian football (soccer) player. Giovanni Giacomazzi was one of five players that played every game for Italy at the 1954 World Cup (the others being Lorenzi, Nesti, Pandolfini and Tognon). He rose the ranks quickly having in one year gone from Serie D to Inter and staying there for eight seasons. A classic player, humble and hard working always giving 110% of himself. Strong, bold, and determined in only a year he earned the starting spot of the #3 shirt. Soon he formed the central part of a defense strong enough to win two championships (in 1953 and 1954) and earn a call up to the national team. With the 'Azzurri' he took part in the 1954 World Cup and won eight consecutive caps from 1954-1955. As a veteran player he went to Alessandria where he played three seasons in Serie A and four in Serie B along with a talented youngster in Gianni Rivera.

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Preceded by
Gino Armano
Internazionale captain
1956-1957
Succeeded by
Giovanni Invernizzi