Armando Del Debbio

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Del Debbio
Personal information
Full name Armando Del Debbio
Date of birth (1904-11-02)November 2, 1904
Place of birth Santos, Brazil
Date of death May 8, 1984(1984-05-08) (aged 79)
Place of death São Paulo, Brazil
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1921 São Bento
1922–1931 Corinthians
1931–1935 Lazio
1935–1937 Corinthians
1939 Corinthians
National team
1929–1931 Brazil 3 (1)
Teams managed
1936 São Paulo
1939 Corinthians
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Armando Del Debbio (November 2, 1904[1] – May 8, 1984[1]), commonly known as Del Debbio, was a Brazilian football left back, who played for the Brazilian national team.

Playing career[edit]

Del Debbio started his career playing for São Bento in 1919, leaving the club in 1921, to join Corinthians, where he stayed until 1931.[1] During his stint at Corinthians, he won the Campeonato Paulista in 1922, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1929 and 1930.[1] He joined Lazio of Italy in 1931, leaving the club in 1935 to play again for Corinthians, where he won again the Campeonato Paulista in 1937.[1] He returned to Corinthians in 1939, winning the Campeonato Paulista and retiring during that year.[1]

National team[edit]

Del Debbio played three games for the Brazilian national team.[2] He played his first game on February 24, 1929, against Rampla Juniors of Uruguay.[2] His second game for the national team was played on August 1, 1930 against France.[2] Del Debbio played his last game for Brazil on July 2, 1931, against Ferencváros of Hungary, scoring his only goal in that game.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Del Debbio was hired in 1936 by São Paulo's president Manoel do Carmo Mecca to work as the club's first head coach after its rebirth.[3] He worked as Corinthians' head coach in 1939.[1]





  1. ^ a b c d e f g Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 54. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  2. ^ a b c d Napoleão, Antônio Carlos; Assaf, Roberto (2006). Seleção Brasileira 1914-2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. p. 245. ISBN 85-7478-186-X.
  3. ^ "Uma fábrica de títulos" (in Portuguese). pelé.net. Retrieved June 18, 2009.