Leonardo Costagliola

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Leonardo Costagliola
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Costagliola
Date of birth (1921-10-27)October 27, 1921
Place of birth Italy
Date of death March 7, 2008(2008-03-07) (aged 86)
Playing position Goalkeeper
National team

Leonardo Costagliola (27 October 1921 – 7 March 2008) was an Italian footballer 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.

Club career[edit]

Born in Taranto, throughout his career (1940–1963) Costagliola played a total of 623 matches for A.S. Bari, U.S. Conversano, Pro Italia Taranto and AC Fiorentina.[1]

International career[edit]

Regarded as one of the best and most consistent Italian shot-stoppers of his generation,[2] with the Italian national team, Costagliola played 3 games[1] and participated at the 1954 FIFA World Cup.[2] He made his Italy debut in a 2–1 away win over Egypt, on 13 November 1953.[1]

After retirement[edit]

After retiring, Costagliola started a career as a trainer.


  1. ^ a b c "Costagliola, Leonardo" (in Italian). Enciclopedia del Calcio. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Il kamikaze Ghezzi e le notti di Cesenatico" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 

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