Armando Segato

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Armando Segato
Personal information
Full name Armando Segato
Date of birth 3 May 1930
Place of birth Vicenza, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1950 Cagliari 57 (9)
1950–1952 Prato 69 (13)
1952–1960 Fiorentina 231 (16)
1960–1964 Udinese 85 (6)
National team
1953–1959 Italy 20 (0)

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

† Appearances (Goals).

Armando Segato (3 May 1930 – 19 February 1973) was an Italian football (soccer) player.

Armando Segato was born in Vicenza, Italy. He played left halfback for the fabulous Fiorentina side of the 1950s (one championship, 4 consecutive 2nd place finishes and one Champions Cup final lost to Real Madrid). Still famous in the eyes of the 'Viola' fans are his left-footed crosses that tore through the field to meet the runs of Julinho and Virgili. Loyal, proper, and athletic he set an example even for opponents who respected him like a teammate. For the national team he was among the most featured players in the decade (20 caps) and at the 1954 World Cup he played in a game against Switzerland. In 1961 Fiorentina became the first Italian team to win a European Cup (Cup Winners Cup) but he had just left Florence for Udine where he closed his career in 1964 with the small side.