Cesarino Cervellati

Cesarino Cervellati (Italian pronunciation: [tʃezaˈriːno tʃervelˈlaːti]; 15 February 1930 – 13 April 2018)[2] was an Italian footballer and manager from Baricella in the Province of Bologna, who played as a forward, usually as a right winger.

Cesarino Cervellati
Personal information
Date of birth 15 February 1930[1]
Place of birth Baricella, Italy
Date of death 13 April 2018 (aged 88)
Place of death Pontecchio Marconi, Italy
Position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1962 Bologna 300 (88)
National team
1951–1961 Italy 6 (0)
Teams managed
1968–1969 Bologna
1972 Bologna
1977 Bologna
1979 Bologna
1983 Bologna
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

Cervellati was a one club man in the truest sense of the term, spending fourteen seasons as a player at his home province side Bologna. He made his Serie A debut with the club on 21 November 1948, in an 8–2 away defeat to Lazio. Between 1948 and 1962, he scored 88 league goals for the team in 300 appearances, winning a Mitropa Cup title in 1961.[1]

International career

Cervellati represented Italy at international level on 6 occasions between 1951 and 1961; he made his debut on 6 May 1951, in a 0–0 home draw against Yugoslavia.[1]

After retirement

After retiring from the playing field, Cervellati was known to keep in touch with his roots at Bologna, going on to have five managerial spells at the club where he is considered in such high regard; he won a Serie A title with the club in 1964, serving as an assistant manager to Fulvio Bernardini.




Assistant manager


  1. "Cervellati Cesarino" (in Italian). Enciclopedia del Calcio. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  2. Morto Cesarino Cervellati, instancabile ala e allenatore del Bologna (in Italian)