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Giacinto Facchetti
Giacinto Facchetti.
Personal information
Full name Giacinto Facchetti
Date of birth 18 July 1942(1942-07-18)
Place of birth Treviglio, Italy
Date of death 4 September 2006 (aged 64)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Left-back
Centre-back
Youth career
1956–1960 Trevigliese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1978 Internazionale 634 (75)
National team
1963–1977 Italy 094 0(3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Giacinto Facchetti (18 July 1942 – 4 September 2006) was an Italian football player. From January 2004 until his death, he was President of Internazionale, the club for which he played for his whole career during the 1960s and 1970s, playing 634 official games and scoring 75 goals. He played for the Internazionale team remembered as “La Grande Inter”. Facchetti is remembered as one of the first truly great attacking-full backs. He would make marauding runs upfield using his wonderful dribbling and crossing. He could also play at centre-back where his tackling was used to great effect. He also possessed wonderful stamina and scored important goals.

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Biography

Born at Treviglio, in the Province of Bergamo (Lombardy), Facchetti began his career with his hometown club, Trevigliese, as a forward. He was soon noticed by Helenio Herrera, then manager of Internazionale, who launched him in Serie A in the late 1960-61 season as a full back. The change of role was a good choice, and eventually Facchetti developed into one of the most effective defenders of Italian football.

With his club, Facchetti won four scudetti in 1963, 1965, 1966 and 1971; one Italian Cup in 1978; two European Champions Clubs’ Cups in 1964 and 1965; and two Intercontinental Cups in 1964 and 1965.

Facchetti made his debut for Italy on 23 March 1963. He was capped 94 times (a record at the time, since overtaken only by Dino Zoff, Paolo Maldini and Fabio Cannavaro), wearing the captain's armband 70 times and scoring three goals. He played for his country at the 1966, 1970 (where his team was runner-up to Brazil losing the final by 4-1), and 1974 FIFA World Cups, and was part of the winning Italian squad at Euro 68. In March 2004, Pelé named him one of the top 125 greatest living footballers.

Giacinto was sent off only once, for sarcastically applauding the referee.

Over the years Facchetti held various managerial positions at Inter, including technical director, board member, worldwide ambassador and vice president. Facchetti was elected president of Inter on 19 January 2004. After a long illness, he died of pancreatic cancer in Milan on 4 September 2006. He is survived by his wife, Giovanna, and four children.

In an unprecedented move by the club, Inter retired the number 3 shirt in his honour.

On Monday 22 September 2008, a square in the town of Cesano Maderno, Milan was renamed in honor of Giacinto Facchetti.[1]

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1960-61 Internazionale Milano Serie A 3 1 - 1 0 4 1
1961-62 15 0 - 6 0 21 0
1962-63 31 4 2 0 - 33 4
1963-64 33 4 - 9 0 42 4
1964-65 32 2 3 0 6 1 41 3
1965-66 32 10 1 0 5 2 38 12
1966-67 34 4 2 0 10 2 46 6
1967-68 28 7 9 2 - 37 9
1968-69 30 6 3 1 - 33 7
1969-70 28 5 6 1 8 0 42 6
1970-71 30 5 3 0 2 0 35 5
1971-72 27 4 8 1 9 1 44 6
1972-73 29 1 10 3 5 0 44 4
1973-74 28 2 7 0 2 0 37 2
1974-75 23 0 8 1 3 0 34 1
1975-76 28 3 10 0 - 38 3
1976-77 27 1 9 1 1 0 37 2
1977-78 18 0 4 0 1 0 23 0
Total Italy 476 59 85 10 68 6 629 75
Career Total 476 59 85 10 68 6 629 75

Honours as a player

References

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Simple English

Giacinto Facchetti
Personal information
Full name Giacinto Facchetti
Date of birth 18 July 1942(1942-07-18)
Place of birth    Treviglio, Italy
Date of death    4 September 2006 (aged 64)
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1960-1978 Internazionale Milano
National team
1963-1977 Italy

Giacinto Facchetti (born 18 July 1942 - died 4 September 2006) is a former Italian football player. He has played for Italy national team. Died in 2006 of pancreatic cancer.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1960/61Internazionale MilanoSerie A31001041
1961/621500060210
1962/6331420-334
1963/643340090424
1964/653223061413
1965/66321010523812
1966/6734420102466
1967/6828792-379
1968/6930631-337
1969/702856180426
1970/713053020355
1971/722748191446
1972/7329110350444
1973/742827020372
1974/752308130341
1975/76283100-383
1976/772719110372
1977/781804010230
CountryItaly 47659851068662975
Total 47659851068662975

International career statistics

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Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
196350
196441
196571
1966100
196761
196860
196960
1970110
197160
197230
197370
197460
197560
197670
197740
Total943

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