Virgilio Fossati

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Virgilio Fossati
Personal information
Date of birth (1891-01-03)3 January 1891
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Date of death 29 June 1916
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1909–1915 Internazionale
National team
1910–1915 Italy[1] 12 (1)
Teams managed
1909–1915 Internazionale
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Virgilio Fossati (3 January 1891 – 29 June 1916) was an Italian former footballer and manager. A former midfielder, he played for and coached Italian club Inter Milan, also representing the Italy national football team; he captained both teams throughout his career.


Fossati spent his entire career with Internazionale. He played 97 times for the club and scored 4 goals. Throughout his career, Fossati served as Inter and Italy's captain and also the first Inter player to play with the Italian national team. He later also coached Inter.

Fossati's career was ended by World War I. He died on Christmas Day 1916 at Monfalcone during a battle between the Italian and Austrian armies.[2]

His brother Giuseppe (born in Milan, 1894) played 43 matches in three years with Inter.


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  2. ^ Martin, Simon (15 August 2011). Sport Italia: The Italian Love Affair with Sport. I.B.Tauris. p. 46. ISBN 9781845118204.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hernst Marktl
Inter Milan captain
Succeeded by
Ermanno Aebi
Preceded by
Giuseppe Milano
Italy captain
Succeeded by
Renzo De Vecchi