Juan Alberto Schiaffino

Juan Alberto "Pepe" Schiaffino Villano (Italian pronunciation: [skjafˈfiːno]; 28 July 1925 – 13 November 2002)[2] was an Italian-Uruguayan football player who played as an attacking midfielder or forward. A highly skilful and creative playmaker, at club level, he played for CA Peñarol in Uruguay, and for A.C. Milan, and Roma in Italy. At international level, he won the 1950 FIFA World Cup with the Uruguayan national team, and also took part at the 1954 FIFA World Cup; he later also represented the Italy national football team.[1][3][4][5][6]

Juan Alberto Schiaffino
Schiaffino (left) with Gianni Rivera in 1960
Personal information
Full name Juan Alberto Schiaffino Villano
Date of birth (1925-07-28)28 July 1925
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 13 November 2002(2002-11-13) (aged 77)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Position(s) Attacking Midfielder/Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1954 Peñarol 227 (88)
1954–1960 Milan 149 (47)
1960–1962 Roma 39 (3)
Total 415 (138)
National team
1946–1954 Uruguay 21 (9)
1954–1958 Italy 4 (0)
Teams managed
1974–1975 Uruguay
1975–1976 Peñarol
Honours
Representing  Uruguay
FIFA World Cup
Winner1950 Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
The A.C. Milan squad for the 1957–58 season. From left to right, standing: Reina, Galli, Fontana, Soldan, Lorenzo Buffon, Nils Liedholm, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Radice, Bean; crouched: Beraldo, Grillo, Mariani, Cesare Maldini, Bergamaschi, Zannier, Francesco Zagatti, Cucchiaroni.

He was ranked as the best Uruguayan footballer of all time by an IFFHS poll, and the 17th greatest player of the twentieth century.[7]