Virgilio Maroso

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Virgilio Maroso

Virgilio Maroso (26 June 1925 – 4 May 1949) was an Italian football player, who played as a defender for Torino FC and died in the Superga air disaster together with nearly the whole Grande Torino team.

Biography[edit]

Maroso was born in Marostica, in the province of Vicenza. He was the brother of Pietro Maroso (1934–2012), also a Serie A player and honorary president of A.S. Varese.

Career[edit]

Maroso played as a defender, debuting for Torino in 1945 after a period in loan at Alessandria (1944).

With Torino, Maroso played 103 times and won four consecutive Serie A scudetti.

At international level, he was capped seven times for the Italian national team between 1945 and 1949, scoring one goal.

Death and legacy[edit]

Maroso died with most of the Grande Torino team in the Superga air disaster near Turin, on 4 May 1949.

The football stadium in Marostica is dedicated to him.

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