|Date of birth||1940|
|Place of birth||Asmara, Eritrea|
|1957–1960||GS Asmara, Hamasien|
|1961–1965||Cotton Factory Club|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Italo Vassalo is a former Eritrean-born, Italian-Eritrean footballer (with Ethiopian citizenship when young).
Italo Vassalo (sometimes spelt "Vassallo") was born in Asmara (capital of Italian Eritrea) in 1940 from an Italian soldier (who gave him his name Italo, that means "with Italian roots") and a local Eritrean girl. As a teenager he started playing football with his older brother Luciano Vassalo in the "GS Asmara" and in the "Hamasien" (precursor of Asmara Birra). He then moved to Ethiopia: officially ceded to Ethiopia from Great Britain by the United Nations Mandate in 1952, and subsequently under the Ethiopian Federation Italo was considered Ethiopian citizen.
So, he played with Ethiopia internationally, sharing in its 1962 African Cup victory over Egypt. He played at FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 1970. His brother Luciano Vassalo was also a footballer (and later team coach) for the Ethopian team.
My brother (Italo) was an very good forward. He was very strong physically and technically. We won the national football team of Egypt (in the 1962 African Cup) during the final match with a 4-2 score, thanks to 2 goals of him in the extra time... Luciano Vassalo 
He retired from active tournaments in the 1970s (even for political reasons because he was not fully Ethiopian, but "half" Italian) and went back to Eritrea, where he worked as a local team coach. Now Italo owns a restaurant in Asmara.