Luigi Ferraris (footballer)
Luigi Ferraris (November 18, 1887 – August 23, 1915) was an Italian footballer, engineer and soldier who died during the World War I.
Luigi Ferraris in 1911
|Date of birth||18 November 1887|
|Place of birth||Florence, Kingdom of Italy|
|Date of death||23 August 1915 27)(aged|
|Place of death||Monte Maggio, Kingdom of Italy|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ferraris was born Florence, while his family hailed from Saluzzo, Piedmont. He joined Genoa in 1902, and played there his entire career, where he won the reserve championship (it) 4–0 against Juventus in 1904.
During the World War I, he served as a volunteer then reached the rank of lieutenant. However, he died during a mission in Val Posina, a minor valley of the Val d'Astico in the municipality of Posina. He was awarded the Medal of Military Valor in 1915.
In 1933, the stadium, Stadio Luigi Ferraris, was named after him.
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