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Giovanni Azzini

Full name: Giovanni Azzini
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: August 29, 1929 in Quinzano d'Oglio, Brescia, Italy
Died: June 4, 1994 in Cremona, Cremona, Italy
Affiliations: Brescia Calcio, Brescia (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Football


Giovanni Azzini, a midfielder, is mostly remembered for being accused of fixing a game that his team Calcio Padova lost on 30 March 1958 to Atalanta Bergamasca 3-0. He maintained that the key witness, his ex-girlfriend Silveria Marchesini, was lying as revenge for him leaving her; however, he was found guilty and banned from football for life. The ban was later reduced to two years on appeal.

Azzini played his only game for the Italian national team on 21 July 1952 in a game against Hungary during the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. He played for five seasons in Serie A for Calcio Padova, playing 152 games, and scoring two goals.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Football Men's Football Italy ITA 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Football Italy ITA Final Standings 9T 1952-07-15 0 0 0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Football Italy ITA Round One Match #5 2 1952-07-21 HUN 3, ITA 0 0
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