Virgilio Levratto

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Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1928 Amsterdam Team competition

Virgilio Felice Levratto (26 October 1904 – 18 September 1968) was an Italian football (soccer) striker and later a coach.

Levratto was born at Carcare. He played for F.C. Vado (won in 1922 first Coppa Italia edition, scoring decisive goal in final) and played also for Hellas Verona F.C., Genoa C.F.C. (148 matches and 84 goal scored), Inter Milan in 1932, S.S. Lazio in 1934, Savona in Serie C and closed his career in Serie D with Cavese. With the Italian national football team he got 28 international caps, scored 11 goals, played in the 1924 Summer Olympics and won bronze medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

In 1940s, popular singers Quartetto Cetra dedicated Virgilio a song, titled "Che centrattacco!" ("What a striker!"). He was also known as "Lo Sfondareti" (The net-tearer) for his famous powerful shot.[1] In 1950s he coached Savona, Messina, U.S. Lecce and was assistant coach for Fulvio Bernardini at ACF Fiorentina during the 1955-56 season. He died in 1968 at 63 years old.

Levratto died in Genoa in 1968.


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