|Full name||Aldo Olivieri|
|Date of birth||2 October 1910|
|Place of birth||San Michele Extra, Italy|
|Date of death||5 April 2001(aged 90)|
|Place of death||Lido di Camaiore, Italy|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Olivieri was born in San Michele Extra, Verona. Nicknamed Ercolino Semprimpiedi ("Always-Standing Little Hercules"), a famous definition of Italian journalist Gianni Brera, he played for Hellas Verona, Lucchese, and Brescia in Serie B, and Torino in Serie A.
Style of playEdit
A courageous, spectacular, and athletic shot-stopper, with an excellent spring, Olivieri is regarded as one of Italy's greatest ever goalkeepers; throughout his career, he was known in particular for his quick reflexes, intelligence, and ability to rush off his line and anticipate opposing forwards outside of his area, which earned him the nickname il Gatto Magico ("the Magic Cat"). He also excelled at coming out to punch the ball away.
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