Armando Castellazzi

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Armando Castellazzi
Personal information
Full name Armando Castellazzi
Date of birth (1904-10-07)7 October 1904
Place of birth Milan, Kingdom of Italy
Date of death 4 January 1968(1968-01-04) (aged 63)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1936 Ambrosiana-Inter 246 (16)
National team
1929–1934 Italy 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Armando Castellazzi (Italian pronunciation: [arˈmando kastelˈlattsi]; 7 October 1904 – 4 January 1968) was an Italian footballer and manager who played as a midfielder or defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Milan, Castellazzi spent his entire club career in the 1920s and 1930s playing for Ambrosiana-Inter in Serie A. He played 182 matches for the team, scoring two goals, helping the club to win the 1929–30 Serie A championship. His club debut came on 6 October 1929, in a 2–1 away win over Livorno.

International career[edit]

With the Italian national team, Castellazzi made three appearances between 1929 and 1934; he made his international debut on 1 December 1929, in a 6–1 friendly home win over Portugal in Milan, and later appeared in a 4–2 friendly home win over Switzerland in Rome, on 9 February 1930. He also made one appearance – his final international cap – in the team's victorious 1934 FIFA World Cup campaign on home soil, starting in the first quarter-final against Spain, held in Florence, on 31 May, which ended in a 1–1 draw.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring from football at the age of 32, Castellazzi remained with the Ambrosiana-Inter organization where in 1938 he became the first person in the history of the first division to win the championship both as a player and as a coach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1934 FIFA World Cup Italy: Italy 1-1 Spain". FIFA. Retrieved 11 January 2018.

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