Eraldo Monzeglio

Eraldo Monzeglio (Italian pronunciation: [eˈraldo monˈdzeʎʎo]; 5 June 1906 – 3 November 1981) was an Italian association football coach and player, who played as a defender, in the position of full-back. Monzeglio had a highly successful career as a footballer, although he also later attracted controversy due to his close relationship with the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. At club level, he played for Casale, Bologna, and Roma, winning the Serie A title and two editions of the Mitropa Cup with Bologna. At international level, he also had success representing the Italy national football team, and was a member of the Italian teams that won consecutive FIFA World Cup titles in 1934 and 1938, being named to the tournament's All-star Team in 1934; he also won two editions of the Central European International Cup with Italy. Along with Giuseppe Meazza and Giovanni Ferrari, he is one of only three Italian players to have won two World Cups.[1][2] Following his retirement as a player, he worked as a coach for Italian clubs Como, Pro Sesto, Napoli, Sampdoria, and Juventus, as well as Swiss club Chiasso. He was posthumously inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

Eraldo Monzeglio
Monzeglio in 1934
Personal information
Date of birth (1906-06-05)5 June 1906
Place of birth Vignale Monferrato, Italy
Date of death 3 November 1981(1981-11-03) (aged 75)
Place of death Turin, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1926 Casale 29 (1)
1926–1935 Bologna 245 (4)
1935–1939 Roma
National team
1930–1938 Italy 35 (0)
Teams managed
1946–1947 Como
1947–1949 Pro Sesto
1949–1956 Napoli
1958–1962 Sampdoria
1964 Juventus
1966–1967 Chiasso
1973 Chiasso
Men's Football
Representing  Italy
FIFA World Cup
Winner1934 Italy
Winner1938 France
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only