Mario Mazzoni


Mario Mazzoni (29 Marzo 1931 – 17 May 2019) was a former Italian professional footballer and manager who played as a midfielder.

Mario Mazzoni
Personal information
Date of birth (1931-03-29)29 March 1931[1]
Place of birth Florence, Italy[1]
Date of death 3 December 2020 (aged 89)[2]
Place of death Florence, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder[1]
Youth career
Fiorentina[3]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1949 Le Signe[4] 1 (0)
1949–1950 Siena[4] 3 (0)
1950–1951 Le Signe[4] 33 (2)
1951–1952 Empoli 4 (1)
1952–1953 Ascoli[4] 24 (10)
1953–1963 Bari 313 (25)
1963–1964 Prato 25 (0)
1964–1965 Poggibonsi[4] 20 (0)
Teams managed
1975 Fiorentina[3]
1978–1979 Siena[5]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In 2014, he was inducted into ACF Fiorentina Hall of Fame.[6]

Career


Player

In his youth, Mazzoni played for Fiorentina, before playing for several other Tuscan teams such as Le Signe, Siena, and Empoli.[2]

After one season at Ascoli, he was bought by Bari for the 1953–54 IV Serie, where he spent most of his career, becoming the captain and reaching Serie A in 1958.[2] At Bari, he made a total of 313 appearances and scored 25 goals (of which 90 appearances and 7 goals in Serie A), becoming the third player with most appearances in the club's history.[1][7][4]

He then spent one season at Prato during the 1963–64 Serie B, before ending his career at Poggibonsi after the 1964–65 Serie D season.[4][1]

Manager

In 1970, Mazzoni was appointed as assistant coach of Fiorentina. At the end of the 1974–75 season, he replaced Nereo Rocco, who had quit his role of first team coach, leading the club to the victory of the 1974–75 Coppa Italia.[3] He also led Siena during the 1978–79 Serie C2.[5]

Honours


Player

Bari

Manager

Fiorentina

Individual

References


  1. "Mario Mazzoni". Enciclopediadelcalcio.it. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  2. Papini, Roberto Davide (17 May 2019). "Fiorentina in lutto: è morto Mazzoni, maestro dei giovani viola. Vinse una Coppa Italia". La Nazione (in Italian). Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  3. Prizio, Stefano; Signoria, Leonardo (2016). La Fiorentina dalla A alla Z. Newton Compton Editori. ISBN 8854195448.
  4. "Carriera storica di Mario Mazzoni, goal e presenze". CarriereCalciatori.it (in Italian). Archived from the original on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  5. "La Storia 2". Robur1904.it (in Italian). Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  6. "IV Hall of Fame Viola: Toldo, Chiarugi e non solo entrano nella galleria degli onori". Viola News (in Italian). 8 December 2015. Archived from the original on 22 March 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  7. "Il "mitico" Mario Mazzoni compie 85 anni: gli auguri delle Glorie Viola". Viola News (in Italian). 29 March 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2021.