Ludovico Bidoglio

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Ludovico Bidoglio
Ludovico Bidoglio 1930.jpeg
Bidoglio covered on El Gráfico in 1930.
Personal information
Full name Ludovico Bidoglio
Date of birth 5 February 1900
Place of birth Buenos Aires
Date of death 25 December 1970(1970-12-25) (aged 70)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1916–1917 Sportivo Palermo
1918–1921 Eureka
1922–1931 Boca Juniors 209 (1)
National team
1921–1928 Argentina 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ludovico Bidoglio (5 February 1900 – 25 December 1970) was an Argentine football defender, and one of Boca Juniors' idols during the 1920s.

"Vico" made his debut with Sportivo Palermo in 1916, playing as forward. During a match in which a fullback was injured, he had to take his place as a defender and from then on, Bidoglio would never play again in an attack position.

Due to his elegant style of game, much different from strong, hard and even rude defenders, Bidoglio caught the attention of the press and the fans, soon being recognized as one of the best defenders in Argentina at that time.

After playing for Eureka between 1918 and 1921, he made his debut with Boca Juniors in 1922, against Independiente. Anecdotically, because their names had not been registered yet, Independiente was called "Juventus de Avellaneda" and Boca "Juventud de la Boca" for that match.

His unexpected retirement was in 1931 during a match in which Boca Juniors played Estudiantes de La Plata. Bidoglio collided with Alberto Zozaya being seriously injured, therefore he had to leave the field. Bidoglio would never return to play. Boca went on to win the 1931 Primera División championship, meaning that Bidoglio had helped the squad to win the 7th. league title for the club.

After his retirement from football Bidoglio worked as an electrician until his death in 1970.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Boca Juniors

National team[edit]

Argentina

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