He began his playing career at the Alfa Romeo Milano factory, where he also worked.
About Valentino Mazzola
Attacking midfielder who served as captain of Torino during the 1940s and spent seven years with the Italian national team.
His first child, Sandro Mazzola, was born in 1942.
Friends and colleagues
He and goalkeeper Dino Zoff both played for the Italian national team.
He died in the 1949 Superga air disaster which left only one player alive.