Sergio Bertoni


Sergio Bertoni (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsɛrdʒo berˈtoːni]; 23 September 1915 – 15 February 1995) was an Italian association football manager and player, who played as a striker. With the Italian national team, he won the 1936 Summer Olympics football tournament and the 1938 FIFA World Cup.

Sergio Bertoni
Sergio Bertoni.
Personal information
Date of birth (1915-09-23)23 September 1915
Place of birth Pisa, Italy
Date of death 15 February 1995(1995-02-15) (aged 79)
Place of death La Spezia, Italy
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1938 Pisa 199 (41)
1938–1946 Genoa 135 (23)
1946–1947 Brescia 33 (6)
1947–1949 Modena 58 (7)
1949–1950 Spezia 25 (0)
Total 450 (77)
National team
1936–1940 Italy 6 (1)
Teams managed
1950–1951 Spezia
1955–1957 Spezia
1960–1961 Spezia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career


Born in Pisa, Bertoni played for Pisa Calcio (1935–1938) and Genoa C.F.C. (1938–1946) throughout his club career.

International career


Bertoni obtained six international caps with the Italian national team between 1936 and 1940, and scored one goal. He won the gold medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics and the 1938 FIFA World Cup: with Alfredo Foni, Pietro Rava and Ugo Locatelli, he is one of the only four Italian players to have won both tournaments.[1]

Managerial career and later life


After World War II, Bertoni coached Spezia Calcio 1906 in the 1950–51, 1955–56, 1956–57 and 1961–62 seasons. He died at 79 years old.

Honours


International

Italy

References


  1. "Capitolo VIII: Ritratti dei Campioni del Mondo: 1938 Italia" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 26 August 2015.