Santiago Vernazza

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Santiago Vernazza
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Personal information
Full name Júlio Carlos Santiago Vernazza
Date of birth (1928-09-23) September 23, 1928 (age 88)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Right winger, Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1951 Platense 109 (53)
1951–1956 River Plate 163 (60)
1956–1960 Palermo 115 (51)
1960–1961 AC Milan 29 (14)
1961–1963 Lanerossi Vicenza 30 (3)
National team
Argentina 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Júlio Carlos Santiago "Ghito" Vernazza (born September 23, 1928 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine footballer. He was a forward who played for Platense and River Plate in his native Argentina until 1956, when he moved to Italy and signed for newly promoted Serie A club Palermo. He played four seasons in Sicily, two in Serie A and two in Serie B, scoring over 50 goals and becoming one of the major players in the team history.

In 1960/1961, Vernazza played for AC Milan, where he obtained a second place. In 1961/1962, he moved to Vicenza, where he played two seasons before retiring in 1963 at the age of 35.

In April 2009 Palermo paid tribute to Vernazza with an official invitation in the Sicilian capital city. He was also awarded and presented to the Stadio Renzo Barbera public before the Serie A league game against Torino.[1]

Honours[edit]

River Plate Campeonato Argentino: 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956

Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren: 1952

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PREMIATO GHITO VERNAZZA" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 

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