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Date of birth
24 October 1940
Place of birth
Portonovo di Medicina, Italy
Date of death
12 February 2009
Place of death
Hartford Bicentennials 2
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Giacomo Bulgarelli (24 October 1940 – 12 February 2009) was an Italian international footballer. He was born in Portonovo di Medicina, province of Bologna. [1 ]
His entire Italian club career was spent with
Bologna, for whom he made 391 Serie A appearances between 1958–59 and 1974–75. He won the title with them in [2 ] 1964, after they defeated Inter Milan in a play-off. [3 ]
He finished his career with a brief spell in 1975 with the
Hartford Bicentennials in the USA. [2 ]
Bulgarelli played for Italy at the
1960 Summer Olympics, and then made his debut for the Italian national team at the 1962 World Cup, scoring two goals in Italy's final group match against Switzerland.. He also played for Italy at the 1966 World Cup, and made a total of 29 appearances for the national side, scoring 7 times. [4 ]
After his retirement from professional football, he had a successful career as a football commentator, and he partnered up with fellow pundit Massimo Caputi to provide the Italian commentary for the
EA Sports FIFA video game series from 1998-2002. [5 ]
He died in February 2009, after a lengthy illness.
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