Silvio Marzolini

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Silvio Marzolini
Marzolini playing for the Argentina national team, c. 1966
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-10-04) 4 October 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959 Ferro Carril Oeste 53 (0)
1960–1972 Boca Juniors 387 (10)
National team
1960–1969 Argentina 28 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 2007
Marzolini (left) coached Diego Maradona in 1981

Silvio Marzolini (born 4 October 1940 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine football player who gained recognition during his tenure on Boca Juniors (1960–72). He is widely regarded as the best Argentine left back of all time,[1][2] playing that position for the Argentine national team in the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the 1966 FIFA World Cup, where he was elected as the best left back of that tournament.[3] Marzolini played a total of 28 games for Argentina.

Playing career[edit]


Marzolini's first steps as footballer were in Deportivo Italiano, soon moving to the young divisions of Ferro Carril Oeste in 1955. After a discussion with the club managers asking for playing in the Senior team, Marzolini was suspended for two years. Nevertheless, he debuted in Primera División in May 1959, playing against Boca Juniors, that would hire him the following year.

Marzolini debuted with Boca on April 3, 1960 against Estudiantes de La Plata, defeating it by 2-1. Boca finished 3rd. at the end of the season, with Marzolini playing of the games.

Boca Juniors[edit]

In 1961 Marzolini scored his first goal in the top division, but Boca did not a great campaign, finishing 5th. Marzolini played a total of 29 games scoring 2 goals. The first achievement came in 1962 when Boca won the title,[4] with notable players such as goalkeeper Antonio Roma, Brazilian striker Paulo Valentim and Norberto Menéndez. Boca finished 1st with 42 points. Marzolini was also the most capped player of the season with 28 games played.

Manager career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Marzolini become manager of All Boys where he stayed from 1975 to 1976. In 1981 Marzolini returned to Boca Juniors, with which he won the 1981 Metropolitano with superstar Diego Maradona as the outstanding player of the team. Other notable players for Boca were Miguel Brindisi, goalkeeper Hugo Gatti and defender Oscar Ruggeri.




Boca Juniors



Boca Juniors


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