Mario Pizziolo

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Mario Pizziolo
Personal information
Full name Mario Pizziolo
Date of birth (1909-12-07)7 December 1909
Place of birth Castellammare di Stabia, Italy
Date of death 30 April 1990(1990-04-30) (aged 80)
Place of death Florence, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Livorno
Ternana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1929 Pistoiese 74 (0)
1929–1936 Fiorentina 197 (3)
Total 271 (3)
National team
1933–1934 Italy 12 (1)
Teams managed
1939–1941 Pescara
1941–1942 Richard Ginori
1947–1949 Pescara
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mario Pizziolo (7 December 1909 – 30 April 1990) was an Italian football player and manager, who played as a central or defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Pizziolo was born in Castellammare Adriatico, province of Pescara. He started his club career in the youth teams of Livorno and Ternana, and later played for the Pistoiese senior side (1925–1929), before joining the senior team of Fiorentina, where he played between 1929 and 1936, playing 197 matches and scoring three goals.

International career[edit]

Pizziolo played twelve matches for Italy between 1933 and 1934, scoring one goal. He was a part of the side that won the 1934 FIFA World Cup on home soil, in which he played one game, the first against Spain, in which he was roughly hit (he had one of his legs broken). As Pizziolo could not play any of the other games or the final match for Italy, he was not awarded a medal for his performance until 1988, two years before he died, in Florence, at the age of eighty.

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