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Fifa world cup Brazinga 2014: Cup Legend Dino Zoff

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 11:03pm IST | Agency: dna

Dino Zoff
Date of birth:
February 28, 1942
Position: Goalkeeper
National team: Italy
Appearances: 112
Goals: 0

Dino Zoff is one of the best goalkeepers the world has ever seen having set records in Italian and world football. He is the oldest player to win the World Cup, which he earned as captain of the Italian team in the 1982 edition in Spain at the age of 40 years, 4 months and 13 days. He also holds the record for keeping a clean sheet for the longest time, from September 1972 to June 1974 (1142 minutes), Haiti, of all nations, ended the run in the 1974 World Cup. He was named the 3rd greatest goalkeeper of the 20th century by the IFFHS (nternational Federation of Football History & Statistics) behind Lev Yashin and Gordon Banks. At the time of his retirement, Zoff’s 112 caps were the most ever by a member of the Italian national team (fourth in the all-time list at present). He also coached the Azzurri at the 98 World Cup and the 2000 European Championships.

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