Aldo Campatelli

Aldo Campatelli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaldo kampaˈtɛlli]; 7 April 1919 – 3 June 1984) was an Italian football manager and player who played as a midfielder.

Aldo Campatelli
Personal information
Full name Aldo Campatelli
Date of birth (1919-04-07)7 April 1919
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Date of death 3 June 1984(1984-06-03) (aged 65)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1950 Inter 304 (44)
1950–1953 Bologna 46 (7)
National team
1939–1950 Italy 7 (0)
Teams managed
1954–1955 Vicenza
1955 Inter
1956–1957 Bologna
1959–1960 Inter
1965–1966 Vicenza
1968–1969 Genoa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

Born in Milan, Campatelli debuted in Serie A at 17 years of age and played for Inter twelve seasons; in his early years he played as an offensive winger with an eye for goal; he subsequently moved to midfield and later also played as a defender. At twenty years of age he had already won a league championship and had been called up to the national team by Pozzo to replace Serantoni in midfield. In 1940 he won his second title with Inter becoming the club's captain and a pillar of the team's midfield, while still maintaining his great striking ability. After taking part in the 1950 World Cup he went to Bologna where two years later he closed a brilliant career to become a coach. In his last two years at Inter he became the idol of a defender from Friuli, Enzo Bearzot, who later became the coach of the Italian team that won the 1982 World Cup.

International career

A stylish player with fine ball skills, Campatelli played a few internationals for Italy between 1939 and 1950 before being called up to the 1950 World Cup squad. He wore the number 10 jersey in the game against Sweden which was his last game for the 'Azzurri'.