Giuseppe Chiappella

Giuseppe Chiappella (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe kjapˈpɛlla]; 28 September 1924 – 26 December 2009) was an Italian football midfielder and manager. He started his playing career with Pisa, but is most famous for making over 300 appearances for Fiorentina.[1] He represented Italy at international level in 17 games between 1953 and 1957.

Giuseppe Chiappella
Chiappella in 1970
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Chiappella
Date of birth (1924-09-28)28 September 1924
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Date of death 26 December 2009(2009-12-26) (aged 85)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1949 Pisa 97 (4)
1949–1959 Fiorentina 305 (2)
National team
1953–1957 Italy 17 (0)
Teams managed
1960 Fiorentina
1964–1967 Fiorentina
1968–1969 Napoli
1969–1973 Napoli
1973–1974 Cagliari
1976–1977 Internazionale
1978 Fiorentina
1978–1979 Hellas Verona
1979–1980 Pisa
1981–1982 Pescara
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

After Chiappella retired from professional football, he went on to management; he was at the helm at some of Italy's top clubs such as Fiorentina, Napoli and Internazionale.