Mario Corso

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Corso on a 1968 Ajman stamp.

Mario Corso, nicknamed Mariolino, (born August 25, 1941 in Verona) is an Italian former football player and coach. He was a famed left winger notable for his consistency.

Corso was an important player of Internazionale (1958–1973), winning two European Champions and two Intercontinental Cups in the 1960s. He played for the Inter Milan team known as La Grande Inter.

A winger, he played a total of 436 matches with 78 goals in Serie A. He played 23 times for Italy national football team. His nicknames included "Mandrake" and "God's Left Foot"[1] for his beautiful free kicks and crosses.

He later coached Internazionale and other teams.


  1. ^ Foot, John (August 2007). Winning at All Costs: A Scandalous History of Italian Soccer. Basic Books. pp. 163–164. ISBN 978-1-56858-368-6. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
Preceded by
Armando Picchi
Internazionale captain
Succeeded by
Sandro Mazzola