Maino Neri

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Maino Neri
Maino Neri - Modena FC 1946-47.jpg
Maino Neri, Modena, 1946-1947
Personal information
Full name Maino Neri
Date of birth 30 June 1924
Place of birth Carpi, Italy
Date of death 8 December 1995(1995-12-08) (aged 71)
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1951 Modena 250 (7)
1951–1955 Inter 109 (0)
National team
1948–1954 Italy 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Maino Neri (30 June 1924 – 8 December 1995) was an Italian footballer and manager who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Neri was born in Carpi, Modena. After spending 10 years with local side Modena, and making a couple trips to Serie B and back, Neri at 27 years of age became part of Alfredo Foni's Inter. With the 'nerazzurri' he won two consecutive Serie A championships in four years before closing his career with Brescia, which played in Serie B.

International career[edit]

Neri debuted for the national team at the 1948 London Olympics wearing the captain's arm band in his first game (all eleven players were making their debut in the game against the U.S.) and played a total of eight caps, among which were games against Switzerland and Belgium at the 1954 World Cup. He was also a member of the Italian squad that took part at the 1952 Summer Olympics.