Giovanni Vecchina

Giovanni Vecchina (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni vekˈkiːna]; 16 August 1902 – 5 April 1973) was an Italian football player and manager from Venice in the region of Veneto. A forward, Vecchina played his entire career in the Italian football system; he is best known for his time with Juventus, Venezia and Padova.[1] At international level, he represented the Italy national football team twice in 1928.

Giovanni Vecchina
Vecchina with Juventus in 1932
Personal information
Date of birth (1902-08-16)16 August 1902
Place of birth Venice, Kingdom of Italy
Date of death 5 April 1973(1973-04-05) (aged 70)
Place of death Vicenza, Italy
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1922 Venezia
1922–1924 Petrarca Padova
1924–1930 Padova 115 (84)
1930–1933 Juventus 68 (33)
1933–1935 Torino 32 (3)
1935–1936 Biellese
1939–1940 Siracusa
National team
1928 Italy 2 (0)
Teams managed
1947–1948 Napoli
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

After retiring from playing, Vecchia went on to manage Italian football clubs including Napoli with Attila Sallustro.