Michele Andreolo

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Miguel Andreolo
Personal information
Full name Miguel Andreolo Frodella
Date of birth (1912-09-06)6 September 1912
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 14 May 1981 (Aged 68)
Place of death Potenza, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932–1935 Nacional 35 (0)
1935–1943 Bologna 165 (24)
1943–1944 Lazio 14 (1)
1945–1948 Napoli 93 (11)
1948–1949 Catania
1949–1950 Forlì
National team
1934–1935 Uruguay 5 (0)
1936–1942 Italy 26 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

Miguel Andreolo Frodella (Michele Andreolo) (6 September 1912 – 14 May 1981) was a Uruguayan Italian footballer. He was born in Carmelo, Uruguay but his family was from Valle dell'Angelo in the province of Salerno.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Andreolo played for Nacional in Uruguay before joining Serie A team Bologna F.C. 1909 ahead of the 1935–36 season and helping them win the league title (Scudetto). He would remain in Bologna until 1943, winning the Scudetto three more times, in 1936–37, 1938–39 and 1940–41.

Later in his career he played for Lazio, Napoli, Catania and Forlì.

International career[edit]

Following his success with Bologna, he was called up to the Italian national team by Vittorio Pozzo and debuted on 17 May 1936 against Austria. He soon became a regular in the team, playing his crucial role of connection between defence and attack. He helped win the 1938 FIFA World Cup in France, and played his last match for the national team on 19 April 1942, having earned 26 caps and 1 goal.

He died in Potenza, southern Italy.


  1. ^ Enciclopedia dello Sport, volume Calcio. Rome: Istituto della "Enciclopedia Italiana". 2004. p. 603. 
  2. ^ "Azzurro oriundo, ma serve in un Mondiale?". gqitalia.it. GQ Italia. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 

This article is based on a translation of an article from the Italian Wikipedia.