Amedeo Biavati

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Amedeo Biavati
Giuseppe Meazza, Amedeo Biavati 1946.jpg
Amedeo Biavati with Giuseppe Meazza in 1946.
Personal information
Full name Amedeo Biavati
Date of birth (1915-04-04)4 April 1915
Place of birth Bologna, Italy
Date of death 22 April 1979(1979-04-22) (aged 64)
Place of death Bologna, Italy
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1930–1932 Bologna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1935 Bologna 16 (6)
1934–1935 Catania 30 (9)
1935–1947 Bologna 203 (58)
1948–1949 Reggina ? (?)
1949–1950 Imolese ? (3)
1950–1951 Magenta ? (?)
1951–1952 U.G. Manduria Sport ? (?)
1953–1954 A.S.D. Molfetta 1+ (1+)
1954–1955 Belluno 9+ (3+)
National team
1938–1947 Italy 18 (8)
Teams managed
1949–1950 Imolese
1950–1951 Magenta
1951–1952 U.G. Manduria Sport
1953–1954 A.S.D. Molfetta
1954–1955 Belluno B
19?? Fano
19?? Boca San Lazzaro
1969–1970 U.S. Rovereto

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Amedeo Biavati (4 April 1915 – 22 April 1979) was an Italian footballer, who was born in Bologna. He was usually deployed as forward or as a midfielder on the wing.[1] A very fast and creative player with excellent technical ability and dribbling skills, Biavati is largely remembered for popularising the use of notable skills and feints in Italian football, in particular the step over.[2]

Club career[edit]

Biavati played in Serie A with Bologna, making his debut on 21 May 1933 in a 7-0 win over Casale. He also played with Catania in Serie B. With Bologna he enjoyed a successful period, winning in particular three Serie A titles during the 1936-1937, 1938-1939, and 1940-1941 seasons, as well as the Torneo Internazionale dell'Expo Universale di Parigi in 1937, and the Coppa Alta Italia in 1946.[3][2][4]

International career[edit]

Biavati made 18 appearances and scored eight goals for the Italy national football team between 1938-1947, and he helped the team to win the 1938 FIFA World Cup, as well as the third edition of the Central European International Cup.[1] He made his international debut on 12 June 1938, during the quarter-finals of the 1938 World Cup, as Italy defeated the host nation 3-1.[5] Biavati is often remembered for the notable goal he scored against England in Milan, on 13 May 1939, placing the ball into an empty net after dribbling past the English defenders and the goalkeeper.[1]

After retiring he attempted to pursue a career as a football manager, albeit unsuccessfully.[1]







  1. ^ a b c d e f "BIAVATI, Amedeo". Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Ma è un italiano il padre della finta". Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Grande successo per Amedeo Biavati. Il mito del doppio passo". Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Biavati, Amadeo". (in Italian). Enciclopedia del Calcio. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Amadeo Biavati". FIGC. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 

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