Léonhard Quaglia

Intro French ice hockey player and speed skater
A.K.A. León Quaglia, Léon Giotti Quaglia, Léonhard Giotti Quaglia, Leonhar…
Was Athlete Speed skater Ice hockey player
From France
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 4 January 1896, Cluses, France
Death 5 March 1961, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France (aged 65 years)
Star sign Capricorn

Léonhard Giotti "Léon" Quaglia (4 January 1896 – 5 March 1961) was a French ice hockey player and speed skater.

Career

Quaglia played for the France men's national ice hockey team at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, and the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. He won a silver medal at the 1923 European Championship and was also the tournament's top scorer, finishing with 10 goals. At the 1924 European Championship, he won a gold medal with France and scored the game-winning goal against Sweden in the final. At the club level, he won the French Championship with Chamonix Hockey Club in 1923 and 1930. In 1925 he won the Italian Championship with Hockey Club Milano. He was inducted into the French Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010. Quaglia also competed as a speed skater at the Winter Olympics in 1924 and 1928, with the best result of sixth place all-around in 1924. The Trophée Léon Quaglia, a short-track speed skating event, is held annually in Chamonix in his honour.

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