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Gianpiero Combi

Full name: Gianpiero Combi
Gender: Male
Born: November 20, 1902 in Torino, Torino, Italy
Died: August 13, 1956 in Imperia, Imperia, Italy
Affiliations: Juventus FC, Torino (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Gianpiero Combi is usually considered Italy’s greatest ever goalkeeper and one of the greatest of all-time from any nation. He was on the Italian Olympic team in 1924 but did not play, won a bronze medal at the 1928 Olympics, and helped Italy win the 1934 FIFA World Cup. Internationally he earned 47 caps between 1924-34.

At the club level, Combi played his entire career with FC Juventus from 1921-34, playing 351 games in Serie A, and winning five league titles, in 1926 and 1931-34. The last four were the first of five consecutive for Juventus, a feat called Il Quinquennio d’Oro (the Golden Quinquennium). In 1934, Combi was getting set to retire, and had been supplanted on the Italian side by the new goalkeeper, Carlo Ceresoli. But shortly before the World Cup, Ceresoli broke his forearm stopping a shot, and Combi was called into the net for Italy, captaining the team in Roma, and allowing only three goals in 510 minutes of play. Combi received the Jules Rimet Trophy from Benito Mussolini on behalf of the Italian team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Football Men's Football Italy ITA 3 Bronze

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Football Italy ITA Final Standings 3 1928-05-27 0 0 0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Football Italy ITA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1928-06-09 ITA 11, EGY 3
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Football Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1928-06-07 URU 3, ITA 2
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Football Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1T 1928-06-01 ITA 1, ESP 1
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Football Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Replay #1 1 1928-06-04 ITA 7, ESP 1
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