Guido Gratton

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Guido Gratton
Personal information
Full name Guido Gratton
Date of birth (1932-10-23)23 October 1932
Place of birth Monfalcone, Italy
Date of death 26 November 1996(1996-11-26) (aged 64)
Place of death Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1950 Parma ? (?)
1950–1952 Vicenza 41 (10)
1952–1953 Como 30 (3)
1953–1960 Fiorentina 193 (28)
1960–1961 Napoli 17 (1)
1961 Lazio 5 (1)
1961–1962 Inter 0 (0)
National team
1953–1959 Italy 11 (3)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Guido Gratton (23 September 1932 Monfalcone, Italy - 26 November 1996 Bagno a Ripoli, Italy) was an Italian football (soccer) player. A Friulian from Monfalcone, Guido Gratton played for Fiorentina in the 1950s, together with players such as Julinho, Virgili, and Montuori. With him the team won one championship, 4 consecutive 2nd place finishes and one Champions Cup final lost to Real Madrid.

In the 1958-59 season the team established the record for goals scored in an 18-team league (95, nearly 3 goals per game). He also played offensive midfield for the national team where he earned eleven caps, scored 3 goals and was on the roster for the 1954 World Cup. Before his time with the 'Gigliati' he played for Parma, Vicenza and Como. In 1960 he went to play for Napoli and finally Lazio at the age of thirty.