Federico Munerati


Federico Munerati (Italian pronunciation: [fedeˈriːko muneˈraːti]; 20 September 1901 – 26 July 1980) was an Italian footballer who played as a forward or as a midfielder.

Federico Munerati
Munerati with Juventus in 1932
Personal information
Full name Federico Munerati
Date of birth (1901-09-20)20 September 1901
Place of birth La Spezia, Italy
Date of death 26 July 1980(1980-07-26) (aged 78)
Place of death Chiavari, Italy
Position(s) Forward, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1933 Juventus[1] 251 (111)
1933–1934 Sampierdarenese 31 (7)
1934–1935 A.C. Pistoiese 14 (2)
National team
1926 Italy[2] 4 (0)
Teams managed
1940–1942 Juventus
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career


Born in La Spezia, Italy, Munerati played most of his career with Italian club Juventus (1922–33), where he won four Italian league titles during his nine seasons with the Turin side. He remains 10th on the all-time top goalscorers list for the Old Lady, as he scored 114 goals in 256 appearances in all competitions during his time spent playing with the club.[3] He later spent single-season spells with Sampierdarenese (1933–1934) and A.C. Pistoiese (1934–1935), before retiring.

International career


At international level, Munerati also played for the Italy national football team on four occasions in 1926. He made his international debut on 18 July, under manager Augusto Rangone, in a 5–3 defeat to Sweden. He also made two appearances for the Italy B side, between 1926 and 1927.[3]

Managerial career


Munerati returned to Juventus after retirement from playing in the 1940s. He managed the club from 1940 until 1942.[3]

Style of play


A versatile player, Munerati usually played as an offensive-minded winger on the right, due to his pace, athleticism, technical ability, crossing accuracy, and ability to both score and create goals. Has also capable of playing as a striker or centre-forward, due to his eye for goal, opportunism in the penalty area, ability to make attacking runs, and his accuracy with his head. He was also deployed as an offensive minded central midfielder on occasion.[3]

Honours


Juventus[3]
Sampierdarenese

References


  1. Forza-Juventus.com Archived 2007-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Forza Azzurri
  3. Stefano Bedeschi (3 December 2013). "Gli eroi in bianconero: Federico MUNERATI" (in Italian). Tutto Juve. Retrieved 11 October 2016.