Carlo Annovazzi

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Carlo Annovazzi
Personal information
Date of birth (1925-05-24)24 May 1925
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Date of death 10 October 1980(1980-10-10) (aged 55)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1953 A.C. Milan 281 (53)
1953–1958 Atalanta 129 (18)
1958–1959 Anconitana 21 (3)
1959–1960 Pro Patria 2 (0)
1960–1961 Città di Castello 1 (0)
National team
1947–1952 Italy 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Carlo Annovazzi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo annoˈvattsi]; 24 May 1925 – 10 October 1980) was an Italian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was usually deployed as a right-sided, central, or defensive midfielder, although he was also capable of playing in defence. A large and physically imposing player, despite his deeper playing role, he was known for his eye for goal as a footballer, and was also an accurate penalty kick taker; during his time with A.C. Milan, he successfully converted all eight of the spot kicks he took.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Throughout his club career, Annovazzi played for A.C. Milan, Atalanta, Anconitana, Pro Patria and Città di Castello. He made his Serie A debut with Milan in a 1–1 away draw against Modena on 16 December 1945. He was a member of the Milan side that won the 1950–51 Serie A title, after a 44-year title drought, as well as the Coppa Latina; he contributed to the team's title success by scoring 17 goals throughout the season, 16 of which came in Serie A, and one in the Coppa Latina.[1][2][3]

International career[edit]

At international level, Annovazzi also represented the Italian national side at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[1] He made his international debut in a 3–1 home win over Czechoslovakia on 14 December 1947.[3] In total, he made 17 appearances for Italy between 1947 and 1952, during a time in which most of the team was composed of players from the legendary Grande Torino side of the 40s,[2][4] and was Italy's captain between 1951 and 1952.[5]





  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Carlo Annovazzi" (in Italian). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "A.C. Milan Hall of Fame: Carlo Annovazzi". A.C. Milan. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Annovazzi, Carlo" (in Italian). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Annovazzi, Carlo" (in Italian). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Capitani" [Captains]. (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 2 May 2016.