Benito Lorenzi

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Benito Lorenzi
Personal information
Full name Benito Lorenzi
Date of birth (1925-12-20)20 December 1925
Place of birth Borgo a Buggiano, Italy
Date of death 3 March 2007(2007-03-03) (aged 81)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1945–1946 Borgo a Buggiano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Empoli 40 (15)
1947–1958 Inter 314 (143)
1958–1959 Alessandria 25 (4)
1959–1960 Brescia 14 (4)
1960 Varese 9 (1)
National team
1949–1954 Italy 14 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Benito "Veleno" Lorenzi (20 December 1925 – 3 March 2007) was an Italian football (soccer) player born in Borgo a Buggiano, province of Pistoia. He played as a striker.

Throughout his career (1947–1960) he played with Inter and Alessandria in Serie A, Empoli and Brescia in Serie B, and Varese in Serie C. He won two back to back Italian titles (in 1953 and 1954) with Inter, and scored 143 goals in 314 games in official matches. With the Italian team he scored 4 goals in 14 matches. He participated in the 1950 and 1954 FIFA World Cups.

He died on 3 March 2007 at Sacco Hospital, Milan. He was 81 years old.

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