Rino Ferrario

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Rino Ferrario
Personal information
Full name Rino Ferrario
Date of birth 7 December 1926
Place of birth Albiate Brianza, Italy
Date of death 19 September 2012(2012-09-19) (aged 85)[1]
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1949 Arezzo 46 (2)
1949–1950 Lucchese 31 (1)
1950–1955 Juventus 97 (3)
1955–1956 Inter 29 (1)
1956–1957 Triestina 32 (2)
1957–1959 Juventus 47 (3)
1959–1961 Torino 27 (5)
National team
1952–1958 Italy 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rino Ferrario (7 December 1926 – 19 September 2012) was an Italian football (soccer) player. He was one of five players selected to the Italian national team for the 1954 World Cup that did not see any action (the others are Cervato, Costagliola, Gratton and Pivatelli). Nicknamed 'mobilia' for his rugby player-like physique (he was one of the biggest players ever on the national team to that point), Ferrario in defensive midfield was impossible to knock down, difficult to get by. With these talents he became a starter at Juventus winning the position from Carlo Parola. At Juventus he won two championships, the first in 1952 and the other in 1958 as well a one Coppa Italia before closing his career at Torino at thirty-five years of age. Ferrario was a great competitor, one that sweeps the area with the impetus of a gladiator for which he would be frequently involved in crucial plays. A notable instance with the national team at Budapest was a confrontation with local hero Kocsis in a 1955 game where Italy lost 2-0 that nearly started a riot between the Italians and Magyars. For the 'Azzurri' he earned 10 caps between 1952 and 1958 always having outstanding performances.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morto a 85 anni l'ex Lucchese Rino Ferrario". LoSchermo.it. Retrieved 2012-09-20.