Francesco Zagatti

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Francesco Zagatti
Personal information
Full name Francesco Zagatti
Date of birth (1932-04-18)18 April 1932
Place of birth Venaria Reale, Italy
Date of death 7 March 2009(2009-03-07) (aged 76)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1948–1952 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1963 Milan 214 (1)
Teams managed
1982 Milan
1965–1970 Milan Primavera
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Francesco Zagatti (18 April 1932 – 7 March 2009) was an Italian professional footballer, who played as a defender. He usually played as an attacking full-back on either flank, and was known to be a generous, tenacious, and hard-working player, with an ability to make runs down the flank and get on the end of his teammates' passes.[1]


Zagatti started his career at A.C. Milan. He played in their youth team, before making his senior debut in a Serie A game against S.S. Lazio, on 1 June 1952. He went on to spend his whole career with the Rossoneri, later captaining the squad, and winning four Scudetti, one European Cup and one Latin Cup.[2][3]

After his retirement, he stayed at Milan as the coach of the youth team and later as a scout. During the 1981–82 season, he also served as head coach for a couple of games.

Zagatti died on 7 March 2009, aged 76, due to a serious form of Hepatitis.[4]




  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame[1]


  1. ^ a b "A.C. Milan Hall of Fame: Francesco Zagatti". A.C. Milan. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Francesco Zagatti: gloria rossonera". A.C. (in Italian). A.C. Milan. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Francesco Zagatti" (in Italian). Maglia Rossonera. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Francesco Zagatti: il cordoglio dell'A.C. Milan". A.C. (in Italian). A.C. Milan. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2010. [dead link]

External links[edit]

  • Profile at (Italian)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nils Liedholm
Milan captain
Succeeded by
Cesare Maldini