Claudio Casanova

Claudio Maurizio Casanova (Italian pronunciation: [ˈklaudjo mauˈrittsjo kazaˈnɔːva]; 21 October 1895 – 20 April 1916) was an Italian professional footballer who played as a defender.

Claudio Casanova
Claudio Casanova (right) with Renzo De Vecchi circa 1914
Personal information
Full name Claudio Maurizio Casanova
Date of birth (1895-10-21)21 October 1895
Place of birth Genoa, Kingdom of Italy
Date of death 20 April 1916(1916-04-20) (aged 20)
Place of death Genoa, Kingdom of Italy
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1911–1912 Libertas Cornigliano
1912–1915 Genoa 46 (0)
National team
1914 Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

International career

Casanova made his only appearance for the Italy national football team on 17 May 1914 in a game against Switzerland.


Casanova died from the injuries he suffered at the front in World War I.