Julio Libonatti

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Julio Libonatti
Julio Libonatti(1).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1901-07-05)5 July 1901
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Date of death 9 October 1981(1981-10-09) (aged 80)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Rosario Central
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1926 Newell's Old Boys 141 (78)
1926–1934 Torino 238 (150)
1934–1936 Genoa 46 (13)
1937–1938 Libertas Rimini 0 (0)
Total 425 (241)
National team
1919–1922 Argentina 15 (8)
1926–1931 Italy 18 (15)
Teams managed
1937–1938 Libertas Rimini

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

Julio Libonatti (5 July 1901 – 9 October 1981) was a footballer who played as a forward for the Argentina national team and Italy national team.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Rosario, Argentina into a Calabrian family.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Libonatti started his professional career with Newell's Old Boys in 1917. He would play with Newell's Old Boys until 1925 when he transferred to Torino, the first recorded trans-Atlantic transfer. With 150 total goals with Torino, he is the second most prolific scorer in the history of the Torinese club after Paolo Pulici (172).


He first played with Argentina, winning the 1921 South American Championship as the tournaments top scorer with three goals. He collected 15 caps and 8 goals with Argentina. He then played with Italy, Italy's first Oriundo to play on the national team. His first appearance was on 28 October 1926, collecting a total of 18 caps and 15 goals.







See also[edit]


  1. ^ Facchinetti, Alberto (2014). Il romanzo di Julio Libonatti (in Italian). InContropiede. ISBN 9788890984419. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Entrevista a Alberto Libonatti (hijo de Julio Libonatti)". historia del futbol rosarino. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 

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