Luigi Beghetto

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Luigi Beghetto
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-07-06) 6 July 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Bassano del Grappa, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Bassano 66 (26)
1994 Vicenza 0 (0)
1994–1995 Carpi 22 (9)
1995–1996 Fidelis Andria 30 (5)
1996–1997 Genoa 15 (2)
1997–1998 Pescara 29 (3)
1998–2000 Treviso 71 (26)
2000–2001 Cagliari 24 (1)
2001–2003 Chievo 18 (1)
2003–2005 Piacenza 71 (24)
2005–2009 Treviso 92 (21)
2009 AC Bellinzona 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luigi Beghetto (born 6 July 1973 in Bassano del Grappa, Province of Vicenza) is an Italian footballer who played as a striker.


Beghetto started his career with hometown club Bassano, then in Serie D. He was then signed by Vicenza in July 1994, but was sold to Serie C1's Carpi on October without making a single appearance for his previous club. He then went on to play on several Serie B and Serie C1 teams, most notably Treviso (from 1998 and 2000) and Cagliari in 2000–01.

In October 2001 he was signed by Chievo, making his debut in the Serie A at the age of 28. In 2003, after two unremarkable seasons with the Verona-based club, Beghetto returned to play at Serie B level, this time with Piacenza, where he established himself as a key player for the Emilian club. In 2005, he returned to Treviso, joining the biancazzurri in their first ever Serie A campaign, however he did not manage to confirm his previous performances with Piacenza and scoring only once in the 2005–06 season, ended with Treviso being promptly relegated back to Serie B. In the following seasons with Treviso, Beghetto became one of the team mainstays as one of the most experienced players in the roster. On January 2009, 35-year-old Beghetto accepted to join Swiss Super League club AC Bellinzona in a permanent move.

Personal life[edit]

Luigi's father Giuseppe is a former Olympic gold-medalist cyclist, his brother Massimo is a former footballer and current footballing coach, and his nephew Andrea is a professional footballer for Genoa.[1]


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