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Anfilogino Filò Guarisi

Amphilóquio Marques Guarisi, known in Italy as Anfilogino Guarisi, nicknamed Filò, was Lazio’s first World Champion.


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Born in São Paulo on December 26, 1905, from Italian immigrant parents, he started his football career with Portuguesa where he played from 1921 to 1925 with 80 appearances and 41 goals. In 1925 he signed for Paulistano and in 1926 was top scorer in the Campeonato Paulista. After 90 games and 46 goals, he moved to Corinthians and won three consecutive titles (1928, 1929 and 1930).


In 1931 he signed for Lazio. It was the famous Brazilazio made up of many Brazilians with Italian ancestry. In the beginning he did not play so well but this was because he was waiting for a special pair of football boots made especially for him. Once they arrived, he became one of the best players of the Italian Serie A. A fast, little winger, he was a great assist man and had a great shot. He was a classical thorn in the side for the opposing teams and had a great ball control. His managers always considered him fundamental. He played 135 games and scored 43 goals in five years of Lazio, was captain and much loved by his team mates and fans.


In 1936 he went back to Corinthians and won a Campeonato Paulista in 1937, but came back to Rome in 1938, albeit playing only two games. Again back to Corinthians he played there for a year before signing first with Portughesa Santista and then Palestra Italia where he again won the regional championship.


Guarisi was part of the Italian Nazionale that won the World Cup in 1934. He played one game against the USA. In total he has 4 caps with Brazil and six with Italy with one goal. He was the first Brazilian to win a World Cup.


He died in Sao Paulo on June 8, 1974.


Lazio Career

Season

Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Coppa Italia

1931-32

32 (12)

32 (12)

-

1932-33

29 (6)

29 (6)

-

1933-34

33 (12)

33 (12)

-

1934-35

20 (8)

20 (8)

-

1935-36

21 (5)

18 (5)

3

1937-38

2

2

-

Total

135 (43)

132 (43)

3

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