Attilio Demaría

Atilio José Demaría (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈtiljo xoˈse ðemaˈɾi.a]; 19 March 1909 – 11 November 1990), Italianized as Attilio Demaria (IPA: [atˈtiːljo demaˈriːa]), was an Italian Argentine footballer, who played as a striker. He played club football in Argentina and Italy, and at international level, he also represented Argentina in the 1930 World Cup and Italy in the 1934 World Cup, reaching the finals of both tournaments and winning the latter edition of the competition.

Attilio Demaría
Personal information
Full name Atilio José Demaría
Date of birth 19 March 1909
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 11 November 1990(1990-11-11) (aged 81)
Place of death Haedo, Argentina
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1931 Estudiantil Porteño 108 (37)
1931 Gimnasia La Plata 1 (0)
1931–1936 Ambrosiana-Inter 155 (50)
1936 Club Atlético Independiente 3 (1)
1937 Estudiantil Porteño 16 (9)
1938–1943 Ambrosiana-Inter 113 (26)
1943–1944 Novara 16 (5)
1944–1946 Legnano 16 (5)
1946–1948 Cosenza 44 (0)
Total 472 (133)
National team
1930–1931 Argentina 3 (0)
1932–1940 Italy 13 (3)
Teams managed
1945–1946 Legnano
1946–1948 Cosenza
1951 Gimnasia La Plata
1973 Club Almirante Brown
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Demaría was born in Buenos Aires. After starting his career in Argentina, he played 295 games for Internazionale of Italy between 1931 and 1943, scoring 86 goals for the club, also serving as the team's captain between 1940 and 1943.

Demaría also played for Gimnasia de La Plata, Estudiantil Porteño and Club Atlético Independiente in Argentina and Novara, Legnano and Cosenza in Italy.

International careerEdit

Demaría represented Argentina on three occasions between 1930 and 1931, and took part in the 1930 World Cup, winning a runners-up medal. He was later also a member of the Italy squad that won the 1934 World Cup on home soil; in total, he made thirteen appearances for Italy between 1932 and 1940, scoring three goals.

Personal lifeEdit

His younger brother Félix Demaría also played football professionally, including a season for Ambrosiana-Inter. To distinguish them, Attilio was referred to as Demaría I and Félix as Demaría II. Attilio Demaría died in Haedo, Buenos Aires on November 11, 1990.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Ambrosiana-Inter

InternationalEdit

Argentina
Italy

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Giuseppe Meazza
Internazionale captain
1940–1943
Succeeded by
Aldo Campatelli