Silvio Marzolini is confirmed dead at the age of 79.
Silvio was best known as a Argentine footballer (Ferro Carril Oeste).
Silvio Marzolini
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Marzolini playing for the Argentina national team, c. 1966
Personal information
Date of birth(1940-10-04)4 October 1940
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death17 July 2020(2020-07-17) (aged 79)
Playing position(s)Left back
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1959Ferro Carril Oeste53(0)
1960–1972Boca Juniors387(10)
National team
1960–1969Argentina28(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 2007
Marzolini (left) coached Diego Maradona in 1981
Silvio Marzolini (4 October 1940 – 17 July 2020) was an Argentine football player who gained recognition during his tenure on Boca Juniors (1960–72). He is widely regarded as the best Argentine left back of all time, playing that position for the Argentina national football team in the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the 1966 FIFA World Cup, where he was elected as the best left back of that tournament. Marzolini played a total of 28 games for Argentina.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Honours
2.1 Player
2.1.1 Club
2.2 Manager
2.2.1 Club
3 References
4 External links
Biography
Marzolini's first steps as footballer were in Deportivo Italiano, soon moving to the young divisions of Ferro Carril Oeste in 1955. After a discussion with the club managers asking for playing in the Senior team, Marzolini was suspended for two years. Nevertheless, he debuted in Primera División in May 1959, playing against Boca Juniors, that would hire him the following year.
Marzolini debuted with Boca on April 3, 1960 against Estudiantes de La Plata, defeating it by 2-1. Boca finished 3rd. at the end of the season, with Marzolini playing of the games.
In 1961 Marzolini scored his first goal in the top division, but Boca did not do a great campaign, finishing 5th. Marzolini played a total of 29 games scoring 2 goals. The first achievement came in 1962 when Boca won the title, with notable players such as goalkeeper Antonio Roma, Brazilian striker Paulo Valentim and Norberto Menéndez. Boca finished 1st with 42 points. Marzolini was also the most capped player of the season with 28 games played.
After retiring as a player, Marzolini become manager of All Boys where he stayed from 1975 to 1976. In 1981 Marzolini returned to Boca Juniors, with which he won the 1981 Metropolitano with superstar Diego Maradona as the outstanding player of the team. Other notable players for Boca were Miguel Brindisi, goalkeeper Hugo Gatti and defender Oscar Ruggeri.
After retiring as a player, Marzolini become manager of All Boys where he stayed from 1975 to 1976. In 1981 Marzolini returned to Boca Juniors, with which he won the 1981 Metropolitano with superstar Diego Maradona as the outstanding player of the team. Other notable players for Boca were Miguel Brindisi, goalkeeper Hugo Gatti and defender Oscar Ruggeri.
Marzolini suffered a stroke in 2019 and was later diagnosied with cancer. He died on July 17, 2020, at the age of 79.
Honours
Player
Club
Boca Juniors
Primera División (5): 1962, 1964, 1965, 1969 Nacional, 1970 Nacional
Copa Argentina (1): 1969
Manager
Club
Boca Juniors
Primera División (1): 1981 Metropolitano
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