Leonardo Costagliola

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Leonardo Costagliola
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Costagliola
Date of birth (1921-10-27)27 October 1921
Place of birth Taranto, Italy
Date of death 7 March 2008(2008-03-07) (aged 86)
Place of death Florence, Italy
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1940 Pro Italia Taranto 17 +? (0 +?)
1940–1943 Bari 71 (0)
1943–44 U.S. Conversano ? (?)
1945–1948 Bari 100 (0)
1948–1955 Fiorentina 230 (0)
Total 418 +? (0 +?)
National team
1953–1954 Italy 3 (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.

Club career[edit]

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.[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 between 1953 and 1954[1][3] and participated at the 1954 FIFA World Cup, although he did not feature in the competition.[2] He made his Italy senior debut in a 2–1 away win over Egypt, on 13 November 1953, in a World Cup qualifier.[1]

After retirement[edit]

After retiring, Costagliola started a career as a trainer, managing several Italian clubs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dario Marchetti. "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. 
  3. ^ "Costagliola, Leonardo" (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 

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