Sandro Mazzola is a former professional football player from Italy. He spent his entire football career playing for Internazionale, now known as Inter Milan. During that time, he helped the club win two European Cups. Mazzola also played for the Italian National Football Team and helped them win the UEFA European Championship in 1968.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Alessandro “Sandro” Mazzola was born on November 8, 1942, in Turin, Italy. His father is Valentino Mazzola, also a former football player who played for Torino and Venezia. His brother Ferruccio Mazzola also played football professionally.
He turned pro in 1960 and signed to play with Inter Milan. They were the only club he played for in his entire 17 years of playing football. He made 417 appearances for the team and scored 116 goals.
In the 1964–65 season, he was the Serie A Top Goal Scorer with 17 goals. In his tenure with the club, he helped them win four Serie A titles and two European Club titles.
Mazzola also played on the National Team and in 1968, they won the UEFA European Championship. He was also part of the team that finished second at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. In 1971, he finished second in the voting for the Ballon d’Or.
In 2014, he was named to the Italian Football Hall of Fame.
Internacional (Inter Milan)
- Serie A - 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66,1970–71
- European Cup - 1963–64, 1964–65
- Intercontinental Cup - 1964, 1965
- FIFA World Cup runner-up - 1970
- UEFA European Championship - 1968
- Serie A top goal scorer, 17 Goals -1964–65
- European Cup top goal scorer, 7Goals - 1963–64
- FIFA XI - 1967
- UEFA European Championship Team ofthe Tournament - 1968
- Ballon d’Or (2nd place) - 1971
- Italian Football Hall of Fame - 2014
- 1963–1974 - Italy