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|10|| Giorgio Ferrini
Legendarily tough central defender with Torino from the late 50's right through to the mid 70's, Ferrini made more than 400
appearances for the Granata and his no-nonsense approach earned him one of the hardest
reputations of the 1960's. He is best known as being the first man to be sent-off in the
infamous 'Battle of Santiago' (the 'clash' at the 1962 World Cup between hosts Chile and Italy). A series of dreadful
fouls (the first only 12 seconds from kick-off) culminated in a terrible challenge from Ferrini on Chilean
forward Honorino Landa, for which Ferrini was shown a red card. On being shown the card he immediately got into an
argument with English referee Ken Aston and steadfastly refused to leave the pitch. And this just 12 minutes into the game!
Further scuffles broke out and it took nearly ten minutes to get the match restarted. In the end police officers had to be
brought onto the pitch
and actually drag Ferrini off the field, still shouting and kicking. Sadly, Ferrini died aged only 37 shortly after
his career had finished.