Rodolfo Volk

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Rodolfo Volk
Personal information
Full name Rodolfo Volk
Date of birth (1906-01-14)14 January 1906
Place of birth Fiume, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 2 October 1983(1983-10-02) (aged 77)
Place of death Nemi, Italy
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1926 Gloria Fiume 15 (10)
1926–1927 Fiorentina 14 (11)
1927–1928 Fiumana 16 (16)
1928–1933 Roma 157 (103)
1933–1934 Pisa 30 (16)
1934–1935 Triestina 6 (1)
1935–1942 Fiumana 145 (74)
1945–1946 R.O.M.S.A. Fiume 2 (0)
1946–1948 Proleter Fiume ? (?)
1948–1949 Montevarchi 14 (5)
National team
1929–1930 Italy B 5 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rodolfo Volk (Sometimes italianized in Rodolfo Folchi) (born 14 January 1906 in Fiume – died 2 October 1983 in Nemi) was an Italian footballer who played as a forward.

He is the third goalscorer in A.S. Roma's history, having scored 103 goals in over 150 appearances.


Volk was born in Fiume in 1906 and began to play football for U.S. Fiumana, the team of his city; he was known to be a powerful striker.

He played a non-official match with Fiorentina under the fake surname of Bolteni, this was because he was serving in the military, and was not permitted to do any other activity.

In 1928 he was signed up by the newly formed Italian club A.S. Roma and became one of its most important players during the 1920s and the 1930s. He was the first official goalscorer in Campo Testaccio, the club's first ever stadium.

Playing a total of 150 games with the Giallorossi, he scored 103 goals for the club, and scored the first goal in the first ever Derby della Capitale, a 1–0 victory against cross-city rivals S.S. Lazio in 1929.

During the 1930–31 season, he was the Serie A top-scorer with 29 goals in 33 games, helping Roma to finish as runners-up in the league.

He left Roma in 1933, due to personal problems with Enrique Guaita and Elvio Banchero, and was signed up by Pisa.

After retirement[edit]

When he finished his football career, he worked as janitor in Rome, and died in poverty in 1983, in the town of Nemi.






  1. ^ Roberto Di Maggio; Igor Kramarsic; Alberto Novello (11 June 2015). "Italy - Serie A Top Scorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Volk". (in Italian). Archived from the original on 23 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.

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