Julio Libonatti

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Julio Libonatti
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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).

International[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Torino
Genoa

International[edit]

Argentina
Italy

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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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