Mario Perazzolo

Mario Perazzolo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo peratˈtsɔːlo]; 7 June 1911 – 3 August 2001) was an Italian footballer who played as a defender, as a midfielder or as a forward.

Mario Perazzolo
Peralozzo c. 1944
Personal information
Full name Mario Perazzolo
Date of birth (1911-06-07)7 June 1911
Place of birth Padua, Italy
Date of death 3 August 2001(2001-08-03) (aged 90)
Place of death Padua, Italy
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Centre half, Half-back, Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–33 Padova 120 (33)
1933–36 Fiorentina 85 (7)
1936–42 Genoa 165 (14)
1942–48 Brescia 120 (4)
1949–50 Siracusa 1 (0)
Total 491 (58)
National team
1936–39 Italy 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

During his career Perazzolo played for Padova and Fiorentina before moving to Genoa, where he spent most of his career; he later also played for Brescia and Siracusa. Like many great players Mario evolved technically. He started his career as an inside forward, a position he played for five years at Padova and three at Fiorentina.[1] He later switched to centre-half and half-back where he played his best seasons for Genoa. For the national team, he also played in Meazza's position in an outing just after the team had won the 1936 Olympic title, subsequently switching to a midfield position as the World Cup approached. He was a starter in their final warm up before leaving for Paris, however Pozzo decided to go with Serantoni instead. He would win another six caps with the national team. At nearly forty years of age he played his last season at Siracusa in Serie B having won the FIFA World Cup and the Coppa Italia with Genoa.

International career

Perazzolo was part of the 1938 FIFA World Cup-winning squad, Italy's second World Cup title. He earned 8 caps for the Italian national team in the 1930s between 1936 and 1939.[2]


Perazzolo died on 3 August 2001 in Padua, aged 90.[1]