|Full name||Pietro Rava|
|Date of birth||21 January 1916|
|Place of birth||Cassine, Alessandria, Italy|
|Date of death||5 November 2006(aged 90)|
|Place of death||Turin, Italy|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Rava, born in Cassine, Province of Alessandria, played for the clubs U.S. Alessandria (1928–35, 1946–47), Juventus F.C. (1935–46 and 1947–50) and Novara Calcio (1950–51). He won two Italian Cups in the 1937/38 and 1941/42 seasons, and two scudettos 1934/35 & 1949/50. He was Juventus' captain from 1947 to 1950. In total, he played in 352 Serie A matches (including 303 for Juventus), scoring 15 goals.1
For the Italian national team, he appeared in 30 international matches from 1936 to 1946, losing only one game, becoming the captain in 1940. He won the gold medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics, and won the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He was selected to the "Best XI" of the 1938 World Cup. Along with Alfredo Foni, Sergio Bertoni, and Ugo Locatelli, Rava is one of only four Italian players ever to win both the Olympic tournament and the World Cup.
On 5 November 2006, Rava, the last surviving member of the 1938 World Cup champion squad, died in Turin after having had surgery on his right femur due to a fracture days before. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years.1 Juventus announced that the following day, for a Serie B match against Napoli, the players would wear mourning armbands in his memory.2
- 1936 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winner.
- Serie A 1937–38 Runner-up.
- Coppa Italia 1937-38 Winner.
- 1938 FIFA World Cup Winner.
- 1938 FIFA World Cup Best XI.
- Coppa Italia 1941-42 Winner.
- Serie A-B 1945–46 Runner-up.
- Serie A 1946–47 Runner-up.
- Serie A 1949-50 Winner.
- (Italian) Player bio - www.tifonet.it - Retrieved November 2006.
- Rava's statistics at Juventus - www.myjuve.it - Retrieved November 2006.
- Pietro Rava - International Appearances - www.rsssf.com - by Roberto Di Maggio, RSSSF.
- DatabaseOlympics.com profile
is stated as fact:
website FIFA  in November 2009 introduced some changes in date of birth the player's instead 21 January 1916 (originally written) wrote 12 January 1916
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