Fabio Cudicini

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Fabio Cudicini
Personal information
Full name Fabio Cudicini
Date of birth (1935-10-20) October 20, 1935 (age 79)
Place of birth Trieste, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper (retired)
Youth career
1950–1953 Ponziana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1955 Ponziana 0 (0)
1955–1958 Udinese 30 (0)
1958–1966 AS Roma 165 (0)
1966–1967 Brescia 18 (0)
1967–1972 AC Milan 127 (0)
Total 340 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fabio Cudicini (born October 20, 1935) is an Italian former professional football (soccer) goalkeeper, who played from 1955 to 1973. With his 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) he was one of the tallest goalkeepers of his time.

Born in Trieste, he was nicknamed Ragno Nero ('Black Spider') and was one of the most celebrated goalkeepers for A.C. Milan, helping them win the 1969 European Cup Final.

Cudicini played for Milan from 1967–73; he also played for Udinese (1955–58), Roma (1958–66) and Brescia (1966–67). Despite his achievements, Cudicini never played for the Italian national team, mainly because of the contemporary presence of several other notable players in his role such as Dino Zoff, Lorenzo Buffon and Enrico Albertosi.

He is the father of former Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.

He is the son of ex Ponziana Trieste defender Guglielmo Cudicini (deceased)

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