|Date of birth||24 February 1916|
|Place of birth||Turin, Italy|
|Date of death||4 May 1949(aged 33)|
|Place of death||Superga, Italy|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He died in a commercial airplane tragedy as one of the victims of the 1949 Superga air disaster, when a plane carrying almost the entire Torino Football Club squad crashed into the Superga hill near Turin. He was buried in the monumental cemetery in Turin.
In 1941 he was acquired by local rivals Torino, for a notable sum of 330,000 Lit.; the same season, Torino bought two other Juventus players: Felice Borel, and Alfredo Bodoira. He formed a notable attack alongside Ezio Loik and Valentino Mazzola, becoming a key player in the Grande Torino side which dominated Italy, winning five consecutive Serie A titles. Interestingly enough, only he and his team-mate Piero Operto were originally from Turin. In total, he scored 127 goals for Torino in 225 matches.
Style of play
Regarded as one of the best Italian players of his generation, and one of Italy's greatest ever strikers, Gabetto was a complete, creative, fast, and technically gifted forward. He possessed “acrobatic” characteristics that apparently allowed him to make "near-impossible" goals. The precision and the power of his kicking made him an impeccable and highly prolific goal-scorer, which made him an idol of the fans, who affectionately called him "Gabe".
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