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The Italian Argentine soccer player and manager Alejandro Scopelli was presented with this silver trophy after Argentina achieved a remarkable second-place finish in the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup. Scopelli, a diminutive yet prolific striker, bagged his lone goal of the tournament in Argentina’s semifinal victory over the United States of America. In a valiant effort, Argentina came up short against host nation Uruguay in the tournament final at Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario.

Scopelli starred domestically in Argentina for Estudiantes, scoring 31 goals for their famed “Los Profesores” team in 1931 during Argentina’s first season of domestic professional soccer. Scopelli later moved to Italy to play for Roma and earned a cap for the Italian National Soccer Team. After his playing career wound down, Scopelli embarked on a 40-year managerial career, taking charge of numerous European powerhouses including Porto, Sporting, and Valencia. While managing Sporting, Scopelli presided over the first European Cup match between Sporting and Partizan Belgrade.

This offered silver trophy measures 12" tall and is mounted on a black stone pedestal. Etched on the front of the trophy is “1er Campeonato Mundial de Football / Alejandro Scopelli / 1930”. An inlaid crest featuring two soccer players contesting a ball is located on the front of the trophy. Etched in cursive script on the back of the trophy is “Homenaje de la Asociacion Argentina” below a second inlaid crest. This dual-handled trophy is in excellent condition. This item comes with a LOA confirming it is part of the Rony Almeida Soccer Collection.

1930 World Cup Silver Trophy Awarded to Argentina Team Player Alejandro Scopelli
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