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Date Of Birth : 23 August 1910
Position : Second Striker
Nation : Italy
Height : 176 cm
Major Club : Barcelona
Caps : 53 Games (33 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1934, 1938 (9 Games with 3 goals)
Professional Score Record : 275 Goals/ 463 Games
Club Honours : 3 Times Italian Series A
1 Time Copa Italia
International Honours : 2 Times FIFA World Cup Champions (1934, 1938)
Individual Achievement : Inter Milan All-Time Top Scorer
Inter Milan Greatest Player Ever
3 Times Italian Series A Top Scorer
1934 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
1934 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
2008 FIGC Greatest Italian Player of All-Time

“Il Balilla” Giuseppe Meazza is still considered by many to be one of the greatest Italian players of all-time as well as the finest player in history of Inter Milan club, Additionally, Meazza is considered as the greatest footballer before the World War II. He began his career as all out striker, but showed his skill and ability by also becoming an accomplished midfielder, playing for more than half of his career as inside forward both left and right. He was a great leader with excellent shooting and intoxicating dribbling skill, an eye for the pass and, despite his middle height, an exceptional heading ability. He was a brilliant passer, both-footed, had remarkable field vision and was noted for his turns and spins. He was very much outstanding in World Cup 1934. In World Cup 1938, he was a captain of Italy and became more an assister than a scorer in that tournament. Meazza is a FIFA Hall of Champions Inductee and Italian Hall of Fame Entrant. He was selected by IFFHS as the 2nd Best Italian player and 21st World Player of the Century. The Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, is the home if inter Milan, was named in honour of him.

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