Alfredo Foni

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Alfredo Foni
Personal information
Date of birth (1911-01-20)20 January 1911
Place of birth Udine, Italy
Date of death 28 January 1985(1985-01-28) (aged 74)
Place of death Lugano, Switzerland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1929 Udinese
1929–1931 Lazio
1931–1934 Padova
1934–1947 Juventus
National team
1936–1942 Italy 23 (0)
Teams managed
1947–1948 Venezia
1948–1949 Chiasso
1950–1951 Sampdoria
1953–1954 Inter
1954–1958 Italy
1960–1961 Roma
1961 Chiasso
1964–1967 Switzerland
1968–1969 Inter
1970–1971 Bellinzona
1972–1973 Mantova
1974–1975 Lugano
1976–1977 Lugano
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Gold 1936 Berlin Team Competition

Alfredo Foni (20 January 1911 – 28 January 1985) was an Italian footballer in the 1930s and later on a coach. He was born in Udine.

Along with teammate Pietro Rava at Juventus, they were the best defensive partnership in the 1936 Summer Olympics and 1938 FIFA World Cup. He played for Udinese, Lazio, Padova and Juventus.[1]

He coached in Italy and Switzerland.[2] He won two consecutive scudetti with FC Internazionale in 1953 and 1954. He later coached Switzerland in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

Foni died in Lugano, Switzerland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alfredo Foni". Enciclopediadelcalcio.com. 
  2. ^ "Switzerland - Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". Rsssf.com. 20 June 2007.