NEWS
Tuesday June 16 2020
On this day: Meazza's last goal for Italy

On this day in 1938, Giuseppe Meazza scored his last goal for Italy, taking his tally to 33, only beaten by European Champion Gigi Riva.

The strike was a penalty during the 2-1 World Cup semi-final victory over Brazil.

Peppino picked up two World Cup crowns during his time with Italy, in 1934 and 1938, captaining the side in the latter.

The Inter hero made his debut and before turning 20 he had already been crowned Capocannoniere in Serie A twice and scored a brace on his debut for Italy.

In nine years, the forward played 53 games for the national side and also helped the Azzurri pick up two Central European International Cups in 1927-30 and 1933-35.

San Siro is also known as the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium and during his time at the famous ground, he helped the Nerazzurri to three Scudetti and one Coppa Italia.

Although the trophies were achieved with Inter, Meazza also played for Milan, Juventus, Varese and Atalanta.

Meazza died on August 21, 1979, only a few days before his 69th birthday.

Photo credit: Mondiali.it

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