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Luis Monti

Luis Felipe Monti was an Italian-Argentine football player who has the distinction of playing in two World Cup final matches with two different national teams. Monti's first was with his native Argentina in 1930, which he lost to Uruguay. The second was for Italy as one of their Oriundi in 1934. This time Monti was on the winning side in a 2-1 victory over Czechoslovakia.

Monti was a rugged and ruthless player, but had good technical skills to go with his strong tackling. He played as an attacking centre half in the old-fashioned Metodo system: a position roughly equivalent to the defensive central midfield position today. As such he would mark the opposing centre forward when his team were defending, but would be the main midfield playmaker when his team were on the attack. He was nicknamed Doble ancho (Double wide) due to his coverage of the pitch.

Monti started his career in 1921 with Huracan, where he won the first of his many championships. The following year he signed with Boca Juniors but left without playing a game. He joined San Lorenzo where he won a further three Argentine championships.

Related websites

Death threat

Detail of international appearances for Argentina and Italy

Biography at Planet World Cup

Futbol Factory profile

Short bio at La Gazzetta dello Sport

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