In 1940s, popular singers Quartetto Cetra dedicated Virgilio a song, titled "Che centrattacco!" ("What a striker!"). He was also known as "Lo Sfondareti" (The net-tearer) for his famous powerful shot. In 1950s he coached Savona, Messina, U.S. Lecce and was assistant coach for Fulvio Bernardini at ACF Fiorentina during the 1955-56 season. He died in 1968 at 63 years old.