He was born in Frascati, near Rome, the son of a baker. He made his professional debut on 2 May 1937 with A.S. Roma at age 15, 9 months and 6 days (the youngest debut in Serie A history). A week later he scored in a 5–1 defeat to A.S. Lucchese Libertas 1905 making him the youngest scorer in Serie A history, a record he holds to this day. He also played in Serie B with Atalanta B.C., Inter and S.S.C. Napoli. He won one Italian title with Roma in the 1941–42 season. With A.S. Roma he played 386 matches and scored 101 goals; in his entire career he played 423 matches and scored 174 goals. With the Italian national team he participated in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He is one of eleven members of Hall of Fame of A.S. Roma.