Ferruccio Valcareggi

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Ferruccio Valcareggi
Personal information
Date of birth (1919-02-12)February 12, 1919
Place of birth Trieste, Italy
Date of death November 2, 2005(2005-11-02) (aged 86)
Place of death Florence, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1940 Triestina
1940–1943 Fiorentina
1944 Milan
1944–1947 Bologna
1947–1948 Fiorentina
1948–1949 Vicenza
1949–1951 Lucchese
1951–1952 Brescia
1952–1954 Piombino
Teams managed
1952–1954 Piombino
1954–1959 Prato
1959–1962 Atalanta
1962–1964 Fiorentina
1964–1965 Atalanta
1966–1974 Italy
1975–1978 Hellas Verona
1979–1980 Roma
1979–1984 Italy B
1985 Fiorentina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ferruccio Valcareggi (Italian pronunciation: [ferˈruttʃo valkaˈreddʒi]; 12 February 1919 – 2 November 2005) was an Italian football player and coach.

Valcareggi was born in Trieste. He played for team such as Fiorentina and Triestina, ending his career in 1953.

He led the Italy national football team between 1966 and 1974, guiding them to victory in the 1968 European Championship and the final in the 1970 World Cup. Under Valcareggi, Italy lost only six games in eight years. He also had a successful playing career at hometown club Triestina, Bologna and Fiorentina.

He died in Florence.

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