Carlo Ceresoli

Carlo Ceresoli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo tʃereˈzɔːli]; 14 June 1910 – 22 April 1995) was an Italian football goalkeeper.

Carlo Ceresoli
Ceresoli with Inter Milan in the 1930s
Personal information
Full name Carlo Ceresoli
Date of birth (1910-06-14)14 June 1910
Place of birth Kingdom of Italy
Date of death 22 April 1995(1995-04-22) (aged 84)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1938 Italy 8 (0)

Club career

Born in Bergamo, Ceresoli played club football in the Italian Serie B with Atalanta, and in the Serie A with Inter Milan, Bologna, Genoa and Juventus.

International career

Ceresoli was considered one of the strongest goalkeepers of the 1930s along with Gianpiero Combi, Ricardo Zamora and František Plánička. With the Italian national team he played the only qualifying match of the 1934 FIFA World Cup against Greece, and the famous Battle of Highbury against England, in which he saved a penalty from Eric Brook. He won the 1938 World with the Italian national team, and went on to win a total of 8 caps for Italy.