Armando Frigo

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Armando Frigo
Personal information
Date of birth (1917-08-05)5 August 1917
Place of birth Clinton, Indiana, United States
Date of death 10 September 1943(1943-09-10) (aged 26)
Place of death Crkvice, Nazi Croatia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1939 ACIVI Vicenza 92 (36)
1939–1942 Fiorentina 46 (6)
1942–1943 Spezia 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 1942–43 season.

Armando Frigo (5 August 1917 – September 1943) was an Italian-American football (soccer) player who played as a midfielder. He was known as the second American-born player after Alfonso Negro to have played in Serie A.

Early life[edit]

Frigo was born in Clinton, Indiana, from Italian parents. When he was eight, his family decided to relocate in Vicenza, where he grew up.

Football career[edit]

Frigo started with his hometown team Vicenza in Serie C. He was transferred to Fiorentina for the 1937–39 season, where he played 21 games and scored five goals. He went on to play a total of 43 games and score six goals. Before transferring to Spezia, he went to Juventus F.C. where he only played in 10 games and scored 5 goals. At the end of the 1942–43 season, he moved on to play for Spezia in Serie B.


Armando Frigo served in the Italian Army during World War II. When Italy entered civil war, he joined the partisans. In September 1943 he was captured by the Nazis near the town of Crkvice and shot to death.