José Nasazzi

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Birthday
24, 1901
Birthplace
Uruguay
DEATH DATE
Jun 17, 1968 (67)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1901
Birthplace
Uruguay
DEATH DATE
Jun 17, 1968 (67)

About

Captain of the Uruguayan national team who won the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930. He spent the bulk of his club career with Bella Vista and Nacional and was a member of the Uruguayan national team from 1923 to 1937, before managing the team from 1942 to 1945.

Before Fame

He played as an amateur with FC Escriu and then joined CA Lito in 1918 to begin his professional career.

Trivia

After helping Uruguay win the 1923 South American Championship, he led a gold medal-winning national squad in the 1924 Olympics.

Family Life

His father immigrated to Uruguay from Milan, Italy, and his mother, Maria, came from Spain.

Associated With

He and Edinson Cavani both played for the Uruguayan national team.