Sergio Cervato

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Sergio Cervato
Personal information
Full name Sergio Cervato
Date of birth (1929-10-22)22 October 1929
Place of birth Carmignano di Brenta, Padua, Italy
Date of death 9 October 2005(2005-10-09) (aged 75)
Place of death Italy
Playing position Left Back
Youth career
1946–1947 Football Club Bolzano 1996
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1959 ACF Fiorentina 316 (31)
1959–1961 Juventus 62 (7)
1961–1965 SPAL 1907 91 (7)
National team
1951–1960 Italy 28 (4)
Teams managed
1952–1954 Pescara
1956 Trani
1957 Empoli
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sergio Cervato (22 March 1929 – 9 October 2005) was an Italian football (soccer) player.

Cervato was born in Carmignano di Brenta, province of Padua.

One of the finest defenders of Serie A, he was a quick and tireless competitor. He also boasted a fierce shot and took both penalties and free-kicks. Playing for AC Fiorentina, he often contributed to the Viola's attacks, scoring 31 goals during his 10 years in Florence.

In the 1955–1956 season he won 1 title ("Scudetto") with AC Fiorentina. He won 2 more titles with Juventus F.C. He closed career in 1965 with Spal Ferrara in Serie B. In Serie A he played 466 matches and scored 45 goals.

In the 1955–56 Scudetto Triumph, ACF Fiorentina lost just one game – the very last one at Genoa. In the 1957 European Cup Final a Cervato captained team gave Real Madrid a fright but eventually lost 2–0. Cevato Captained Fiorentina

The 1955–56 team is regarded as one of the best Serie A has ever seen and Fulvio Bernardini's men should have won more titles being runners-up in 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960.

For Italian national team he got 28 international caps, scored 4 goals and participated at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. After he retired he managed Pescara, Empoli and Fiorentina youth teams.

He died at 76 years old in Florence.

Honours

With ACF Fiorentina

With Juventus F.C


References[edit]

    • [1] Scudetto 1955–56 Team
    • [2] Fiorentina All Time Eleven
    • [3] All Time Domestic Appearances
    • [4] International Appearances