Mario David

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Mario David
Mario David - Milan AC 1963-64.jpg
Milan AC 1963-64
Personal information
Date of birth (1934-01-03)3 January 1934
Place of birth Udine, Kingdom of Italy
Date of death 26 July 2005(2005-07-26) (aged 71)
Place of death Monfalcone, Italy
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1953 Livorno 26 (2)
1953–1958 L.R. Vicenza 117 (14)
1958–1960 Roma 43 (2)
1960–1965 Milan 114 (6)
1965–1966 Sampdoria 14 (0)
1966–1967 Alessandria 3 (0)
National team
1958–1962 Italy 3 (0)
Teams managed
1970–1971 Anconitana
1971–1972 Alessandria
1972–1973 Casertana
1973–1975 Monza
1976–1979 Trento
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mario David (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo ˈdaːvid]; 3 January 1934 – 26 July 2005) was an Italian footballer and manager, who played as a defender.

Club career

David was born at Udine. He played for 11 seasons in the Serie A (259 games, 20 goals). Throughout his career, he played in a defensive role from 1952 to 1966 for Italian sides Livorno, Lanerossi Vicenza, A.C. Milan and U.C. Sampdoria. He won the European Cup final in 1963 with Milan at Wembley.

International career

At international level, David played for the Italy national football team between 1958 and 1962. He is also remembered for his confrontation with Leonel Sánchez against hosts Chile in the infamous "Battle of Santiago" in the first round of the 1962 FIFA World Cup, which led to him being sent off: after being fouled by David, Sánchez initially punched him in retaliation; David kicked Sanchez in the head a few minutes later, and as a result he was sent off. Chile won the match 2–0, and Italy were eliminated in the first round of the tournament.[1]


David died at Monfalcone in 2005, at the age of 71.



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  1. ^ Murray, Scott (6 November 2003). "The Knowledge (November 6, 2003)". Guardian Online (UK). London. Retrieved 26 June 2006.