Gino Colaussi

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Gino Colaussi
Personal information
Full name Gino Colaussi
Date of birth (1914-03-04)4 March 1914
Place of birth Italy
Date of death 27 July 1991(1991-07-27) (aged 77)
Playing position Forward
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1940 Italy 26 (15)

Luigi Colausig (Gino Colaussi) (4 March 1914 – 27 July 1991) was an Italian footballer who played as a striker. He was the first player to score multiple goals in a World Cup final.

Club career[edit]

Colaussi was born in Gradisca d'Isonzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. He was a striker in Serie A for USC Triestina, Juventus and Vicenza, and also played in Serie B with Padova.

International career[edit]

Colaussi represented the Italy national football team at the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He scored a goal in Italy's quarterfinal and semifinal victories, and two in the victorious final, contributing to his nation's second World Cup title with a total of four goals.[1]

Death[edit]

Colaussi died in Opicina, near Trieste.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Juventus

International[edit]

Italy

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "FIFA World Cup Awards: All-Star Team". Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2015.