Concetto Lo Bello
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Lo Bello at the 1970 European Cup Final
13 May 1924|
9 September 1991 67) (aged|
His career spanned the years 1944 to 1974, refereeing his first international match in 1958.
He officiated at 34 international matches, including the West Germany–USSR semi-final in 1966. He had been provisionally chosen to referee the 1970 FIFA World Cup Final, but the Italian team reached the final, so he could not officiate.
After retirement, he entered politics, as a deputy for the Christian Democrat party. He was Minister of Sport for a spell, and, briefly, was Minister for Drought. In 1986, he was elected mayor of Syracuse, but was only in the job for five months. In 2012, he was posthumously inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame.
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