Joe Montana was born on June 11, 1956, to Joseph Clifford Montana, Sr. and Theresa Marie Bavuso Montana in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, located in the western portion of the state. He grew up in the city of Monongahela, a coal mining town 25 miles south of Pittsburgh. His maternal grandparents, were both Italian immigrants.
He was nicknamed Joe Cool, Golden Joe, and Comeback Joe, played quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. He started his NFL career in 1979 with 49er’s, where he played 14 seasons, he spent his final 2 years with the Chiefs. Montana started in 4 Super Bowls and won all of them. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and the National Italian Sports Hall Of Fame in 1996-97