Mario Da Pozzo

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Mario Da Pozzo
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-07-09) 9 July 1939 (age 78)
Place of birth Legnago, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1959 Inter 2
1959–1960 Catanzaro 18
1960–1961 Inter 3
1961–1965 Genoa 122
1965–1969 Varese 92
1969–1973 Mantova 66
1973–1974 Napoli 0
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mario Da Pozzo (born 9 July 1939 in Legnago, Province of Verona) is an Italian former football goalkeeper.[1]

Career[edit]

Throughout his career, Da Pozzo played for Inter (1958–59; 1960–61), Catanzaro (1959–60), Genoa (1961–65), Varese (1965–69), Mantova (1969–73), and Napoli (1973–74). He made his debut in Serie A with Inter, on 2 June 1959, in a 1–1 away draw against Alessandria.[1] During his time with Genoa, he won a Serie B title, and the Coppa delle Alpi twice; he also established what was, at the time, the record for the most minutes without conceding in Serie A, during the 1963–64 season, going unbeaten for 791 minutes. He held the record until it was broken by Juventus's Dino Zoff, during the 1972–73 season.[2] Currently, his unbeaten streak is the fourth best in Serie A history.[3] With Mantova, he won another Serie B title during the 1970–71 season, also setting a record for the most minutes without conceding a goal in the Italian second division during the same season, with a 878-minute unbeaten streak.[2]

Honours[edit]

Genoa[2]
Mantova[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Da Pozzo, Mario" (in Italian). Enciclopedia del Calcio. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Marco Liguori (26 January 2010). "Da Pozzo stabilisce nel 1964 il record di imbattibilità per la serie A" (in Italian). Tuttomercatoweb. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  3. ^ DANIELLA MATAR (25 February 2016). "Buffon closing in on record in double-header against Inter". Yahoo. Retrieved 27 February 2016.