Francesco Rizzo (footballer)

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Francesco Rizzo
Personal information
Full name Francesco Rizzo
Date of birth (1943-05-30) 30 May 1943 (age 74)
Place of birth Rovito, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Years Team
1959–1960 Cosenza
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966 Italy 2 (2)

Francesco Rizzo (born 30 May 1943) is a retired Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Rovito, in the province of Cosenza, Rizzo began playing football with Cosenza. After spells with Milan and Alessandria, he joined Cagliari where he would make his Serie A debut against Fiorentina on 29 November 1964.[1]

During his club career he played for Cosenza Calcio 1914, U.S. Alessandria Calcio 1912, Cagliari Calcio, A.C. Fiorentina, Bologna F.C. 1909, F.C. Catanzaro, A.C. Cesena and Genoa C.F.C..

International career[edit]

At international level, Rizzo earned 2 caps and scored 2 goals for the Italy national football team in 1966,[2] and was part of the Italian squad for the 1966 FIFA World Cup.


  1. ^ Almanacco illustrato del calico 1979. Panini. 1979. p. 59. 
  2. ^ Italy International Matches 1960-1969

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