Eduardo Ricagni

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Eduardo Ricagni
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Personal information
Date of birth (1926-04-29) 29 April 1926 (age 90)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1946 Platense 35 (22)
1947–1949 Boca Juniors 49 (20)
1949–1951 Chacarita Juniors 78 (39)
1951–1952 Montevideo Wanderers 10 (7)
1952–1953 Huracán 41 (36)
1953–1954 Juventus 24 (17)
1954–1956 AC Milan 43 (11)
1956–1958 AC Torino 45 (9)
1958–1959 Catania 28 (2)
National team
1953–1955 Italy 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 12 December 2009 (UTC).

Eduardo Ricagni (born 29 April 1926) is a former Italian Argentine football winger who played for the Italian national team. He won two Italian league titles and was the top scorer of the Argentine Primera División in 1952.

He later became a coach in Greece.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Ricagni began his career in 1944 with Club Atlético Platense where he scored 22 goals in 35 games. In 1947 he joined Boca Juniors where he scored his only hat-trick[1][2] and won his only trophy[3] with the club on his debut in a 6–0 win against Federación Tucumana in the Copa Ibarguren 1944.[4] He played a total of 52 games for Boca in all competitions, scoring 23 goals.[2]

In 1949 he joined Chacarita Juniors where he scored 39 goals in 78 league games. He then moved across the Río de La Plata to Montevideo to play for relegation threatened Montevideo Wanderers, he scored 7 goals in 10 games during his brief spell in Uruguay to help the club avoid relegation.[5]

In 1952 he returned to Argentina to join Huracán where he scored 36 goals in 41 games and became the league top scorer in 1952.[6]

In 1953 he was signed by Juventus, he made his debut for the Italian club in a 1–0 home win against Udinese.[7] He scored 17 goals in 24 league games for the club including a hat-trick in his penultimate game for the club in a 4–1 on 23 May 1954.[8]

Ricagni joined AC Milan in July 1954[9] in preparation for the beginning of the 1954–55 season. He won two Italian championships with Milan, the first in his debut season with the club and the second in 1956–57 although he had already left the club by the time they clinched the 1956–1957 championship.

Between 1956 and 1958 he played for AC Torino and he ended his playing career after a season with Catania of Serie B.[10]

International career[edit]

Ricagni was eligible to play for the Italian national team as his father Pietro had emigrated from Italy to Argentina in 1912.[11] He was selected to play on three occasions between 1953 and 1955.[12] He made his debut in a 3–0 home win against Czechoslovakia on 13 December 1953 in which he scored a goal.[13]

Coaching career[edit]

He was coach of Greek club PAS Giannina in 1973.[14]

Personal life[edit]

His son is Eduardos Kontogeorgakis.[14]

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Boca Juniors

AC Milan

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boca Juniors hat-tricks (Copas Oficiales section)
  2. ^ a b Complete statistics at Historia de Boca (Spanish)
  3. ^ Biography at Historia de Boca (Spanish)
  4. ^ Copa Ibarguren 1944 at rsssf
  5. ^ Eduardo Ricagni biography at MWFC
  6. ^ Primera División top scorers Archived 8 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. at rsssf
  7. ^ Eduardo Ricagni at My Juve (Italian)
  8. ^ Game log at My Juve (Italian)
  9. ^ AC Milan transfers at worldfootball.net
  10. ^ Sicilian clubs in Serie B at rsssf
  11. ^ Eduardo Ricagni at Il Pallone Racconta (Italian)
  12. ^ Oriundi at Forza Azzurri (Italian)
  13. ^ International statistics at My Juve (Italian)
  14. ^ a b "Εδουάρδος Κοντογιωργάκης: "Να γεμίσουμε το "Ζωσιμάδες" την Κυριακή"" (in Greek). PAS Giannina F.C. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  15. ^ Played in 1947

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