- Category : Sports-Soccer
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 3
Giovanni Azzini (born 28 September 1929 in Quinzano d'Oglio; died 4 June 1994 in Cremona) was an Italian footballer.
He is mostly remembered for being accused of fixing a game that his team Calcio Padova lost on 30 March 1958 to Atalanta B.C. 0–3. He maintained that the key witness, his ex-girlfriend Silveria Marchesini, was lying as revenge for him leaving her. Nevertheless, he was found guilty and banned from football for life. The ban was later reduced to 2 years on appeal.
He played his only game for the Italy national football team on 21 July 1952 in a game against Hungary during the 1952 Summer Olympics.
He played for 5 seasons (152 games, 2 goals) in the Serie A for Padova.