Giuseppe Cavanna

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Giuseppe Cavanna
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Cavanna
Date of birth 18 September 1905
Place of birth Vercelli, Italy
Date of death 3 November 1976(1976-11-03) (aged 71)
Place of death Vercelli, Italy
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1921–1925 Vercellesi Erranti
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–29 Pro Vercelli 65 (0)
1929–36 Napoli 151 (0)
1936–37 Benevento 26 (0)
1937–39 Pro Vercelli 40 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Giuseppe Cavanna (18 September 1905 – 3 November 1976)[1][2] was an Italian football goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vercelli, Cavanna played in the 1920s and 1930s for Pro Vercelli and S.S.C. Napoli. He played 151 matches in Serie A. In the 1934–35 season he had the lowest goals conceded per game average (0.722) for Napoli, a record which stood until Dino Zoff broke it during the 1970–71 season.

International career[edit]

Cavanna was the reserve goalkeeper for the Italian national team that won the 1934 FIFA World Cup on home soil.





  1. ^ [1] FIFA profile
  2. ^ [2] La storia siete voi (in Italian)