Fulvio Bernardini

Fulvio Bernardini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfulvjo bernarˈdiːni]; 28 December 1905[lower-alpha 1] – 13 January 1984) was an Italian footballer and coach, who played as a midfielder. He is regarded as one of Italy's greatest ever footballers and managers.[2]

Fulvio Bernardini
Bernardini in 1974
Personal information
Date of birth (1905-12-28)28 December 1905
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Date of death 13 January 1984(1984-01-13) (aged 78)
Place of death Rome, Italy
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1926 Lazio 104 (70)
1926–1928 Inter[1] 68 (25)
1928–1939 Roma 286 (47)
1939–1943 M.A.T.E.R. 117 (23)
National team
1925–1932 Italy 26 (3)
Teams managed
1949–1950 Roma
1951–1953 Vicenza
1953–1958 Fiorentina
1958–1960 Lazio
1961–1965 Bologna
1966–1971 Sampdoria
1971–1973 Brescia
1974–1975 Italy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

During his playing career, Bernardini played for Lazio, Inter, Roma and M.A.T.E.R. at club level.[3]

International career

At international level, Bernardini was also a member of the Italy national football team that won the bronze medal in the football tournament at the 1928 Summer Olympics.[2]

Managerial career

Following his playing career, Bernardini worked as a manager, and coached Roma, Vicenza, Fiorentina (winning the Italian championship during the 1955–56 Serie A season), Lazio (winning the Coppa Italia during the 1957–58 season), Bologna (winning the Italian championship during the 1963–64 Serie A season), Sampdoria, and Brescia, before going on to coach the Italian national team from 1974 to 1975.[2]

Personal life

Bernardini was born and died in Rome.[2][4]

He is one of the members of the A.S. Roma Hall of Fame.[2][4]








  1. According to some sources, he was born on 1 January 1906.


  1. Fulvio Bernardini at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. "Fulvio Bernardi" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "A.S. Roma Hall of Fame: 2013". A.S. Roma. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  5. "Hall of fame, 10 new entry: con Vialli e Mancini anche Facchetti e Ronaldo" [Hall of fame, 10 new entries: with Vialli and Mancini also Facchetti and Ronaldo] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  6. "IV Hall of Fame Viola: Toldo, Chiarugi e non solo entrano nella galleria degli onori" (in Italian). violanews.com. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2016.