Giacomo Bulgarelli

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Giacomo Bulgarelli
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Personal information
Full name Giacomo Bulgarelli
Date of birth (1940-10-24)24 October 1940
Place of birth Portonovo di Medicina, Italy
Date of death 12 February 2009(2009-02-12) (aged 68)
Place of death Bologna, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1975 Bologna 391 (43)
1975 Hartford Bicentennials 2 (0)
National team
1962–1967 Italy 29 (7)
* 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.[2] He won the title with them in 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.[3]





  1. ^ Giacomo Bulgarelli at
  2. ^ a b Bulgarelli's stats by season at enciclopediadelcalcio (Italian)
  3. ^ a b CORRADO SANNUCCI (13 February 2009). "Morto Giacomo Bulgarelli storica bandiera del Bologna". La Repubblica (in Italian) (L'Espresso). Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Giacomo Bulgarelli". Olympic Sports. Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "E' morto Giacomo Bulgarelli Con lui scudetto a Bologna". Retrieved 2 January 2015.