Riccardo Carapellese

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Riccardo Carapellese
Riccardo Carapellese 1956.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1922-07-01)1 July 1922
Place of birth Cerignola, Italy
Date of death 20 October 1995(1995-10-20) (aged 73)
Place of death Rapallo, Italy
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1943 Spezia 19 (3)
1945–1946 Como 16 (3)
1946–1949 Milan 106 (52)
1949–1952 Torino 98 (28)
1952–1953 Juventus 20 (9)
1953–1957 Genoa 94 (22)
1957–1959 Catania 30 (9)
1960–1961 Vigevano 0 (0)
1961–1962 Ternana 3 (0)
National team
1947–1956 Italy 16 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Riccardo Carapellese (1 July 1922 – 20 October 1995) was an Italian football (soccer) striker and coach.

He was born in Cerignola, province of Foggia. He died in Rapallo in 1995 at 73 years of age.



Carapellese started his career in the 1942-43 season with Spezia Calcio 1906 in Serie B where he played 19 games and scored 3 goals. After a stint with Como, he debuted in Serie A with Milan, in which he remained until 1949 and gained a place in the national team. In the season 1949-50, after the Grande Torino tragedy, he was acquired by Torino, inheriting the captain title from Valentino Mazzola.

In 1952 he moved to the other Turinese main team, Juventus, playing for the Bianconeri for only a season, after which he went to Genoa. In 1957 he returned to Serie B with Catania where he closed his career in 1959. He played 318 matches and scored 111 goals.

National team[edit]

With Italy he made his debut in November 1947 against Austria, losing 1–5 and scoring the only goal. He participated at the 1950 FIFA World Cup, scoring two goals in matches with Sweden and Paraguay.