|Full name:||José João Altafini|
|Date of Birth:||24 July 1938|
|Place of Birth:||Piracicaba, Brazil|
José João Altafini was born on July 24, 1938 in the Brazilian city of Piracicaba in the state of São Paulo.
1957 Brazilian Champion
1958 World Champion Brazil
1958-59 Italian Champion
1961-62 Italian Champion
1962-63 European Champion
Transferred to Napoli in 1965 for $400,000.
1972-73 Italian Champion
1974-75 Italian Champion
On May 18, 1976, Toronto Italia announced that Jose Altafini had agreed to join the NSL team.
Later in May 1976 it was announced that Altafini planned to fly to Canada on June 7 and play in 8 matches with Italia. It was said that he would retire from soccer after his spell in Canada.
Great plans were made by the NSL and its clubs for his stay to maximize the use of his short spell with Italia.
However, the at the time amateurish Canadian Soccer Association ruined this chance of publicity as so often before.
After his spell in Canada, Altafini joined Swiss club Chiasso and spent three seasons there.