||17 Jan 1906
||27 Dec 1966
1930 - 8 goals
A prolific goalscorer, Guillermo Stàbile
was top scorer in the 1930 World Cup with eight goals. And in Argentina's
6-3 win over Mexico, he created World Cup history by becoming the first
man to score a hat-trick - and he came into the side only because skipper
Ferreira was not available. Born in 1905, Stàbile was playing for
Huracan at the time of the inaugural World Cup, but like so many other
top South Americans in the 1930s, he found the lure of the lire too great
and joined the Italian club Genoa.
He was soon proclaimed a local hero after scoring a hat-trick on his debut
against the league leaders Bologna. Like his present-day counterpart and
fellow Argentinian, Diego Maradona, Stàbile later moved to Napoli
before finishing his career in the French league with Red Star Paris. He
was also capped by France and once scored four goals against Austria.
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