Ardico Magnini

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Ardico Magnini
Personal information
Full name Ardico Magnini
Date of birth 21 October 1928
Place of birth Pistoia, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1950 Pistoiese 78 (13)
1950–1958 Fiorentina 225 (6)
1958–1960 Genoa 26 (2)
National team
1953–1957 Italy 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ardico Magnini (born 21 October 1928 in Pistoia, Italy) was an Italian footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Along with Sergio Cervato, Magnini formed the defensive partnership of Fulvio Bernardini's Fiorentina back-line. After winning the championship with the club in 1956, he played another two seasons in Florence before going to Genoa, and finished his career at Prato in Serie B.

International career[edit]

After Giampiero Boniperti, Ardico Magnini, along with club team mates Cervato, Egisto Pandolfini and Armando Segato, is one of five 'Azzurri' with the most caps for the national team during the difficult rebuilding years of the fifties, following the Superga air disaster in 1949. He made two appearances at the 1954 World Cup with Italy, and 20 in total between 1953 and 1957.