Giorgio Ferrini

Giorgio Ferrini (center) during the Battle of Santiago

Giorgio Ferrini ( born August 18, 1939 in Trieste, † November 8, 1976 in Turin ) was an Italian football player.

Club career

Giorgio Ferrini began his professional career at FC Varese in Serie C, at which he was on loan from his parent club Torino 1958/59. In 1959 he returned to Toro and managed the club in the season 1959/60 promotion to the Serie A. Ferrini remained until his retirement in late 1975 the Turin club for which he played a total of 443 games and scored 42 goals, loyal. 1968 and 1971 he won with the Torino, the Coppa Italia.

International career

International played Giorgio Ferrini seven times for Italy. He participated in the Soccer World Cup 1962 partly in Chile, where he retired with the Squadra Azzurra in the group stage in third place. Ferrini gained notoriety when he in the group match against hosts Chile, which became known as the Battle of Santiago in the football history, as early as the sixth minute a sending off was but ten minutes refused to leave the field until he finally by police was the field.

Six years later, he won the national under Ferruccio Valcareggi the European title at the European Football Championship 1968 in the homeland of Italy.

After the active career

Ferrini had only a year to enjoy his football pension. He was a year assistant coach at FC Turin, already before he died of an aneurysm at the age of 37 years.


  • Italian Cup Winners: 1967/68, 1970/71
  • European Championship: 1968