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Luis Monti

Written by Sebastien on 01 April 2013. Posted in World Cup Legends

Luis Monti also known as Luis Felipe Monti was born on May 15, 1901 and died on September 9, 1983. He was an Italian Argentine footballer who played as a midfielder. Monti gained the distinction of appearing in two FIFA World Cup final matches where he played for two different national teams. The first one was in 1930, where he played in the native Argentine. In this match, the team lost to Uruguay. The second with Italy as one of their Oriundi in 1934.

Monti began his career in 1921 with club Huracán, and this was one of the places he won many championships, booking him more goals and the national team slot. He later signed with Boca Juniors but he did not take part in any single match. He joined club San Lorenzo with which he managed to win three Argentine championships. All of Monti's honors and wins in Argentina were recorded during the Amateur Era.

In 1931, Monti joined Italian club Juventus, since he had acquired the Italian citizenship. However, he was not allowed to take part in any matches since he was overweight. This meant a two month break from physical training. He came back and assisted Juventus to four consecutive Series A titles from 1932 - 1935. Monti managed to play 225 matches with a score of 19 goals in Italy.

Monti represented the Argentine national team in 1924. He won in the 1927 South American Championship and Silver Medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics. Monti assisted Argentina in the World Cup final in 1930, since he was a key player. They ended up defeating defeating France, Mexico, Chile, and the United States.

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