Giacinto Facchetti was an Italian footballer who played as a defender. From January 2004 until his death, he was chairman of Internazionale, for which he played for his entire career during the 1960s and 1970s. He played 634 official games for the club, scoring 75 goals, and was a member of the Inter team which is often referred to as “Grande Inter”, under manager Helenio Herrera, with which he won four Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia, two European Cups, and two Intercontinental Cups. At international level, Facchetti represented the Italy national football team on 94 occasions, and took part at three FIFA World Cups, winning a runners-up medal in the 1970 edition of the tournament, in which he was also elected to the All-star Team. He was also captain of the national side that won Italy’s first ever UEFA European Football Championship on home soil in 1968, where he was also elected to the team of the tournament.
About Giacinto Facchetti
Italian left back who spent his entire career with Internazionale, winning four Serie A Championships and the 1978 Coppa Italia.
He grew up a standout track athlete, but his main ambition was always soccer.
He played at a time when most defenders stayed in the backfield. However, he ventured into opponent territory, becoming, in effect, the first attacking defender.
He grew up in Treviglio, Italy.
He and fellow defender Javier Zanetti both enjoyed long careers with Internazionale.
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