Mario Sperone

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Mario Sperone
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Sperone with Torino
Personal information
Date of birth 1 July 1905[1]
Place of birth Priocca, Italy
Date of death 18 December 1975(1975-12-18) (aged 70)
Place of death Turin, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Torino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1932 Torino 143 (1)
National team
1927 Italy 2 (0)
Teams managed
1938 Torino
1938–1939 Torino (assistant)
1940–1942 Torino (assistant)
1945–1946 Alessandria
1946–1947 Biellese
1947–1948 Torino
1948–1951 Lazio
1951–1952 Torino
1951–1952 AC Milan
1953–1954 Lazio
1955 Palermo
1956 Alessandria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mario Sperone (1 July 1905 – 1975) was an Italian football manager and former player who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

A midfielder, Sperone played his entire playing career with Torino, the team in which he collected 138 appearances (one in Coppa Italia) in nine consecutive seasons. He began his career in the first team on 10 February 1924 in a home game against Novese (5–0); winning the title in 1926–27 (later revoked) and in 1927–28. The last match he played was a loss away to AC Milan on 29 May 29, 1932, 6–1.

International career[edit]

On 17 April 1927 he debuted with the Italian national team in a friendly match in Turin won 3–1 against Portugal.

Managerial career[edit]

With Torino he also took up coaching, succeeding Gyula Feldmann in 1938. The following season he was the second-in-command to Ernest Erbstein, in 1940–41 to Tony Cargnelli and in 1941–42 to András Kuttik. In the postwar he managed Alessandria, winning the championship of Series BC Alta Italy 1945–46; in 1947–48 he won the league title at the helm of the Grande Torino, with a 16-point lead and 125 goals scored in 40 games played.

As an established manager, he led among others Lazio, Milan and Palermo, concluding his career on the bench of Alessandria in 1956–57, when he resigned with seven matches in the league left to play and was replaced by Luciano Robotti. He later worked for Torino as a scout.

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Torino

Manager[edit]

Torino

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