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Aldo Agroppi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaldo aˈɡrɔppi]; born 14 April 1944) is a professional Italian football coach and a former footballer, who played as a midfielder.

Aldo Agroppi
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Agroppi at Torino in the season 1968/69
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-04-14) 14 April 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth Piombino, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1975 Torino 212 (15)
1964–1965Genoa (loan) 0 (0)
1965–1966Ternana (loan) 26 (6)
1966–1967Potenza (loan) 35 (3)
1975–1977 Perugia 37 (2)
National team
1972–1973 Italy 5 (0)
Teams managed
1980–1981 Pescara
1981–1982 Pisa
1982–1983 Perugia
1983–1984 Padova
1984–1985 Perugia
1985–1986 Fiorentina
1987–1988 Como
1990 Ascoli
1993 Fiorentina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

 
1971–72 Serie A - Torino v Juventus - Agroppi rejoice after his goal

Agroppi played for 12 seasons (249 games, 17 goals) in Serie A with clubs Torino Calcio and Perugia Calcio.[1] An important player for Torino, he made over 200 appearances for the club, winning two Coppa Italia titles.[2]

International careerEdit

Agroppi made his international debut for the Italy national football team on 17 June 1972 in a game against Romania.[3]

Managerial careerEdit

As a coach, Agroppi managed several Italian clubs throughout his career: Pescara, Pisa, Perugia, Padova, Fiorentina, Como, and Ascoli. He coached Fiorentina on two occasions: he firstly coached the team during the 1985–86 season, leading the club to a fourth-place finish in Serie A, although he was subsequently banned from football for 4 months for his involvement in the Totonero 1986 match-fixing scandal during his spells with Perugia;[4] he later returned to manage the team in the 1992–93 season, but with less success, as the club were relegated to Serie B at the end of the season.[5]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Torino[2]

IndividualEdit

  • Fiorentina Hall of Fame[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aldo Agroppi at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ a b Niccolò Bagnoli (11 November 2011). "Agroppi sul Torino: "Finalmente sta dominando"" (in Italian). SampdoriaNews.net. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Agroppi Aldo". FIGC. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  4. ^ Gianluca Ferraris. "Calcioscommesse: i precedenti" (in Italian). Panorama. Archived from the original on 4 April 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. ^ Andrea Martelli. "Aldo Agroppi da piombino, mica Nazareth" (in Italian). Mai dire Calcio. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ "IV Hall of Fame Viola: Toldo, Chiarugi e non solo entrano nella galleria degli onori" (in Italian). violanews.com. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2016.