José João Altafini is an Italian-Brazilian international footballer (oriundo), who played as an attacker. He is also known as “Mazzola” in Brazil (as when he started to play it was noted that he resembled the Italian legend Valentino Mazzola).

He has mainly played for clubs AC Milan and Juventus. He is the joint-fourth highest scorer in Italian Serie A history (along with Giuseppe Meazza).

He was part of the Brazilian team that won the 1958 football world cup and later joined the Italian team.

Nationality :   Italian-Brazilian
Date of birth : 24 July 1938
Place of birth : Piracicaba, Brazil
Height : 1,76 m
Playing position : Striker

1961–1962
goals in 6 games

1958–1965
120 goals in 205 games

1965–1972
71 goals in 180 games

1972–1976
25 goals in 74 games


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