Omero Tognon

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Omero Tognon
Personal information
Full name Omero Tognon
Date of birth (1924-03-03)3 March 1924
Place of birth Padua, Italy
Date of death 23 August 1990(1990-08-23) (aged 66)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1956 Milan 335 (2)
1956–1957 Pordenone
National team
1949–1954 Italy 14 (0)
Teams managed
1965–1966 Hellas Verona
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Omero Tognon (3 March 1924 – 23 August 1990)[1] was an Italian footballer who played as a central midfielder. He was mainly known for his physical power and his exemplary correct behaviour on the pitch, and never once received a caution during his eleven-year spell with Milan.

Club career[edit]

Born in Padua, Tognon was a central midfielder who played for Milan during the 1940s and 1950s. Tognon played eleven seasons with Milan making 335 appearances preceded only by Gianni Rivera, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Billy Costacurta, Mauro Tassotti, Nils Liedholm and Cesare Maldini. He formed a tandem in midfield with Carlo Annovazzi. With Milan he won two championships, the first in 1951 having played 37 of 38 games, and the second in 1955 without playing any games; he served as the club's captain between 1953 and 1954. He later also spent a season with Pordenone before retiring in 1957.[1]

International career[edit]

Toton was selected to the national team for the 1950 World Cup but, along with Emilio Caprile, Giuseppe Casari and Benito Lorenzi, he saw no action at the tournament. He would get another opportunity at the 1954 World Cup where he was immovable at in the centre of the team's defence. The second game against Switzerland was his last cap for the 'Azzurri'.







  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame[2]


  1. ^ a b "Omero Tognon" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "A.C. Milan Hall of Fame: Omero Tognon". A.C. Milan. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Carlo Annovazzi
Milan captain
Succeeded by
Gunnar Nordahl