|Full name||Leonardo Costagliola|
|Date of birth||27 October 1921|
|Place of birth||Taranto, Italy|
|Date of death||7 March 2008(aged 86)|
|Place of death||Florence, Italy|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1938–1940||Pro Italia Taranto||17 +?||(0 +?)|
|Total||418 +?||(0 +?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Leonardo Costagliola (27 October 1921 – 7 March 2008) was an Italian football player and maanger who played as a goalkeeper. Throughout his career, he played for several Italian clubs and represented the Italy national football team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup.
Born in Taranto, throughout his career (1938–1963) Costagliola played a total of 623 matches, playing for Italian clubs Pro Italia Taranto (1938–1940), A.S. Bari (1940–1943; 1945–1948), U.S. Conversano (1943–1944), and AC Fiorentina (1948–1955). He made his Serie A debut with Bari, on 27 October 1940, in a 4–2 away win over Triestina.
Regarded as one of the best and most consistent Italian shot-stoppers of his generation, with the Italian national team, Costagliola played 3 games between 1953 and 1954 and participated at the 1954 FIFA World Cup, although he did not feature in the competition. He made his Italy senior debut in a 2–1 away win over Egypt, on 13 November 1953, in a World Cup qualifier.
After retiring, Costagliola started a career as a trainer, managing several Italian clubs.
- Leonardo Costagliola – FIFA competition record
- Profile at Enciclopediadelcalcio.it (in Italian)
- Profile at FIGC.it (in Italian)
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