Santiago Vernazza


Julio Carlos Santiago "Ghito" Vernazza (23 September 1928 – 12 November 2017) was an Argentine footballer. He was a forward who played for Platense and River Plate in his native Argentina until 1956, when he moved to Italy and signed for newly promoted Serie A club Palermo. He played four seasons in Sicily, two in Serie A and two in Serie B, scoring over 50 goals and becoming one of the major players in the team history.

Santiago Vernazza
Personal information
Full name Julio Carlos Santiago Vernazza
Date of birth (1928-09-23)23 September 1928
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 12 November 2017(2017-11-12) (aged 89)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder, right winger, striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1951 Platense 109 (53)
1951–1956 River Plate 163 (60)
1956–1960 Palermo 115 (51)
1960–1961 AC Milan 29 (14)
1961–1963 Lanerossi Vicenza 30 (3)
Total 446 (181)
National team
Argentina 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In 1960/1961, Vernazza played for A.C. Milan, where he obtained a second place. In 1961/1962, he moved to Vicenza, where he played two seasons before retiring in 1963 at the age of 35.

In April 2009, Palermo paid tribute to Vernazza with an official invitation in the Sicilian capital city. He was also awarded and presented to the Stadio Renzo Barbera public before the Serie A league game against Torino.[1]

Honours


River Plate Campeonato Argentino: 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956

Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren: 1952

References


  1. "PREMIATO GHITO VERNAZZA" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 5 April 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2009.