Silvio Marzolini, legend of Boca Juniors, died


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Silvio Marzolini, legend of Boca Juniors, died

The former Argentine player and coach, one of the best left backs in the history of the South American country, died this Friday at the age of 79.

Who saw their exploits with the shirt of Mouth and of the Argentina national team During the 1960s they did not hesitate to affirm that Silvio Marzolini He was one of the best, if not the best, left back in the history of Argentine football. This Friday, after fighting more than a year for a stroke suffered in 2019, he died at the age of 79.

His debut was on the Western Railway in 1959, but his name was forged with the blue and yellow, since the following year he landed at La Bombonera and never again left until his retirement at just 32 years old in 1972, despite the interest of the teams most important in the world, who were especially amazed by his performance with Albiceleste in the 1966 World Cup, during which he was chosen as the best in his position.

In total there were 408 games he played at Xeneize, he scored 10 goals and achieved six local titles, the most outstanding being the 1969 National, which was celebrated with the Olympic round at the Monumental. In addition, he is the third player with the most games in Boca and holds the record for participation in the Superclásico with the shirt of the Ribera club with 37.

But his story would have one more chapter in 1981, when he commanded the team that won the ’81 Metropolitan with Diego Maradona as the main star, along with players like Loco Gatti, Hugo Perotti, Miguel Brindisi, Jorge Benítez and others. He was also the DT of the return of the 10 in 1995, but his cycle did not have the success of the previous one.

With the right dose of elegance and punch, Marzolini earned a place in the history of Argentine soccer, a statue in La Bombonera and the tears of the fans who will never forget it.

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