Giovanni Viola

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Giovanni Viola
Personal information
Date of birth (1926-06-20)June 20, 1926[1]
Place of birth San Benigno Canavese,[1] Italy
Date of death July 7, 2008(2008-07-07) (aged 82)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1958 Juventus 245 (0)
1946–1947 Carrarese (loan) 33 (0)
1947–1948 Como (loan) 33 (0)
1948–1949 Lucchese (loan) 33 (0)
1958–1959 Brescia 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Giovanni Viola (June 20, 1926 – July 7, 2008) was an Italian football goalkeeper.

During his career he played for Juventus from 1945 to 1958,[3] winning three Scudettos, in 1950, 1952 and 1958.[4] He also played 11 matches for the Italian national team from 1954 to 1956, making his debut in the 1954 FIFA World Cup first round play-off defeat by Switzerland.[1][5] He also played for Carrarese, Como, Lucchese, and Brescia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Convocazioni e presenze in campo: Nome: Viola Giovanni" [Callups and appearances: Name: Viola Giovanni] (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Calcio, Juventus: muore a 82 anni l'ex portiere Giovanni Viola" [Football, Juventus: ex goalkeeper Giovanni Viola dies aged 82]. La Repubblica (in Italian). July 7, 2008. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Viola Giovanni". Enciclopedia del Calcio (in Italian). Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Roll of honour". Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Italy: Giovanni Viola". FIFA. Retrieved April 12, 2015.