Emilio Caprile

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Emilio Caprile
Personal information
Full name Emilio Caprile
Date of birth September 30, 1928
Place of birth Genoa, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1946 Genoa 65 (?)
1946–1947 Sestrese ? (18)
1947–1948 Legnano 34 (12)
1948–1949 Juventus 32 (9)
1949–1951 Atalanta 62 (16)
1951–1952 Juventus 5 (2)
1952–1953 Lazio 20 (2)
1953–1954 Como 21 (3)
1954–1958 Legnano 127 (34)
National team
1948–1950 Italy 2 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Emilio Caprile (born September 30, 1928) is an Italian retired football (soccer) player.

Born in Genoa, Emilio Caprile was the youngest player on Italy's 1950 World Cup team, but one of four players who didn't see any action. Caprile was a classic left wing who made his debut for Pozzo's national team at the 1948 London Olympics at 20 years of age. He played in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals scoring a goal in the 9-0 win against the U.S. and another in their 5-3 loss to Denmark. That was his last chance at a starting role for the 'Azzurri' due to the fact his competition for that position was against Riccardo Carapellese.

His Serie A debut came at 17 years of age with Genoa in 1945 then Sestrese in Serie B as well as Legnano before going to Juventus. With Juventus he won the championship having only played five games and scoring 2 goals. Tired of riding the bench he went to Atalanta for two seasons and then to Lazio, Como in Serie B, returning finally to Legnano in Serie C. He retired after 13 seasons.

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