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Mario David

Place of birth  Udine, Italy
Name  Mario David
Playing position  Defender
Height  1.74 m (5 ft 8 ⁄2 in)
Place of death  Monfalcone, Italy

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Date of birth  (1934-01-03)3 January 1934
Date of death  26 July 2005(2005-07-26) (aged 71)

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Mario David (3 January 1934 – 26 July 2005) was an Italian footballer and manager, who played as a defender.

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Club career

David was born at Udine. He played for 11 seasons in the Serie A (259 games, 20 goals). Throughout his career, he played in a defensive role from 1952 to 1966 for Italian sides Livorno, Lanerossi Vicenza, A.C. Milan and U.C. Sampdoria. He won the European Cup final in 1963 with Milan at Wembley.

International career

At international level, David played for the Italy national football team between 1958 and 1962. He is also remembered for his confrontation with Leonel Sánchez against hosts Chile in the infamous "Battle of Santiago" in the first round of the 1962 FIFA World Cup, which led to him being sent off: after being fouled by David, Sánchez initially punched him in retaliation; David kicked Sanchez in the head a few minutes later, and as a result he was sent off. Chile won the match 2–0, and Italy were eliminated in the first round of the tournament.


David died at Monfalcone in 2005, at the age of 71.


  • Serie A champion: 1961–62.
  • European Cup winner: 1962–63.
  • References

    Mario David Wikipedia

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