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.


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.


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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