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Luigi Colausig (4 March 1914 – 27 July 1991), known as Gino Colaussi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒiːno kolaˈussi]), was an Italian footballer who played as a striker. He was the first player to score multiple goals in a World Cup final.

Gino Colaussi
Personal information
Full name Luigi Colausig
Date of birth (1914-03-04)4 March 1914
Place of birth Gradisca d'Isonzo, Kingdom of Italy
Date of death 27 July 1991(1991-07-27) (aged 77)
Place of death Trieste, Italy
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1940 Triestina 248 (42)
1940–1942 Juventus 40 (7)
1942–1945 Vicenza 47 (23)
1945–1946 Triestina 23 (3)
1946–1948 Padova 45 (12)
1949–1950 Ternana 14 (2)
1950–1951 Tharros ? (?)
1951–1952 Olbia 7 (1)
National team
1935–1940 Italy 26 (15)
Teams managed
1949–1950 Ternana
1950–1951 Tharros
1951–1953 Olbia
1959–1961 Alcamo
1963 Triestina
1967–1968 Alcamo
1969–1970 Latina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club careerEdit

Colaussi was born in Gradisca d'Isonzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. He was a striker in Serie A for USC Triestina, Juventus and Vicenza, and also played in Serie B with Padova.

International careerEdit

Colaussi represented the Italy national football team at the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He scored a goal in Italy's quarterfinal and semifinal victories, and two in the victorious final, contributing to his nation's second World Cup title with a total of four goals.[1]

DeathEdit

Colaussi died in Opicina, near Trieste.

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2017-10-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "FIFA World Cup Awards: All-Star Team". Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2015.