Name: Giacinto Facchetti
Club: F.C. Internazionale Milano
There was an air of nobility about Giacinto Facchetti. A tall, elegant and imposing defender in his playing days, he rarely seemed to lose his cool. Even in the history of a giant club like Inter his name will long be remembered. As well as being an outstandingly talented player, Facchetti also had the good fortune to be around at the best moment in the Nerazzurri History.
Inter was 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.
Giacinto, however, was not just a great football player and executive. He will always be remembered as a gentleman on the pitch he was sent off only once (that too for sarcastically applauding the referee from the bench for his personality, fair play and the leadership skills that made him a natural-born captain both for Inter and the national team.
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