Giovanni Giacomazzi

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Giovanni Giacomazzi
Personal information
Full name Giovanni Giacomazzi
Date of birth (1928-01-18)18 January 1928
Place of birth San Martino di Lupari, Italy
Date of death 12 December 1995(1995-12-12) (aged 67)
Place of death Milan, 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.

Giovanni Giacomazzi (18 January 1928, in San Martino di Lupari, Padova – 12 December 1995, in Milan) was an Italian footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Giacomazzi rose the ranks quickly having in one year gone from Serie D to Inter in Serie A, where he remained for eight seasons. A classic player, he was known for his humility, dedication, and work-rate. Strong, bold, and determined in only a year he earned the starting spot and the club's #3 shirt. Soon he formed the central part of a defence which was strong enough to help the team win two championships (in 1953 and 1954) and earn a call up to the national team. 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.

International career[edit]

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 won eight consecutive caps with Italy between 1954 and 1955.

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gino Armano
Internazionale captain
1956–1957
Succeeded by
Giovanni Invernizzi