Giampaolo Menichelli

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Giampaolo Menichelli
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-06-29) 29 June 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1958 Roma 2 (0)
1958–1959 Sambenedettese 27 (6)
1959–1960 Parma 37 (8)
1960–1963 Roma 79 (14)
1963–1969 Juventus 144 (40)
1969–1970 Brescia 23 (6)
1970–1971 Cagliari 13 (0)
National team
1962–1964  Italy 9 (1)

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

Giampaolo Menichelli (born 29 June 1938) is a retired Italian footballer, who played as a winger. Menichelli was a fast, agile winger, with good technical ability, and he was known for mainly being a team player, despite also having an eye for goal.[1][2][3] His brother Franco was an Olympic champion in gymnastics.

Club career[edit]

Menichelli played for 12 seasons (261 games, 60 goals) in the Serie A for A.S. Roma, A.C. Parma, Juventus F.C., Brescia Calcio and Cagliari Calcio. Whilst at Roma, he formed a notable partnership with fellow winger Alberto Orlando,[4] winning the 1960–61 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.[5] With Juventus he won the Coppa Italia over Herrera's "Grande Inter" during the 1964–65 season, finishing the competition as top scorer, with 3 goals,[6] also reaching the final of the 1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, only to lose 1–0 to Ferencváros in Turin.[1][2][3][7] He also won the 1966–67 Serie A title during his six seasons in Turin, scoring an impressive 11 goals in 33 appearances during the league winning season.[1][2][3][7]

International career[edit]

Menichelli also represented the Italy national football team during the 60s; in total, he earned 9 caps for Italy between 1962 and 1964, scoring a single goal for the azzurri in a 3–1 away win against Belgium on 13 May 1962.[8] He participated in the 1962 FIFA World Cup with Italy, making two appearances against Germany and Chile as Italy were rather disappointingly eliminated in the group stage.[1][9]






  1. ^ a b c d "Menichelli – Enciclopedia dello sport" (in Italian). Enciclopedia del Calcio. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Giampaolo MENICHELLI" (in Italian). Il Pallone Racconta. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Stefano Bedeschi. "Gli eroi in bianconero: Giampaolo MENICHELLI" (in Italian). Tutto Juve. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Alberto Orlando". Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "European Champions' Cup and Fairs' Cup 1960–61 – Details". Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Capoconnonieri della Coppa Italia di calcio" (in Italian). Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Giampaolo Menichelli". NFT. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Convocazioni e presenze in campo – Menichelli". Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Giampaolo MenichelliFIFA competition record
  10. ^ "Italy – Coppa Italia Top Scorers". Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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