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Carlo Annovazzi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo annoˈvattsi]; 24 May 1925 – 10 October 1980) was an Italian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was usually deployed as a right-sided, central, or defensive midfielder, although he was also capable of playing in defence. A large and physically imposing player, despite his deeper playing role, he was known for his eye for goal as a footballer, and was also an accurate penalty kick taker; during his time with A.C. Milan, he successfully converted all eight of the spot kicks he took.[1][2]

Carlo Annovazzi
Personal information
Date of birth (1925-05-24)24 May 1925
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Date of death 10 October 1980(1980-10-10) (aged 55)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1953 A.C. Milan 281 (53)
1953–1958 Atalanta 129 (18)
1958–1959 Anconitana 21 (3)
1959–1960 Pro Patria 2 (0)
1960–1961 Città di Castello 1 (0)
National team
1947–1952 Italy 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Throughout his club career, Annovazzi played for A.C. Milan, Atalanta, Anconitana, Pro Patria and Città di Castello. He made his Serie A debut with Milan in a 1–1 away draw against Modena on 16 December 1945. He was a member of the Milan side that won the 1950–51 Serie A title, after a 44-year title drought, as well as the Coppa Latina; he contributed to the team's title success by scoring 17 goals throughout the season, 16 of which came in Serie A, and one in the Coppa Latina.[1][2][3]

International careerEdit

At international level, Annovazzi also represented the Italian national side at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[1] He made his international debut in a 3–1 home win over Czechoslovakia on 14 December 1947.[3] In total, he made 17 appearances for Italy between 1947 and 1952, during a time in which most of the team was composed of players from the legendary Grande Torino side of the 40s,[2][4] and was Italy's captain between 1951 and 1952.[5]





  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame[2]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Carlo Annovazzi" (in Italian). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "A.C. Milan Hall of Fame: Carlo Annovazzi". A.C. Milan. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Annovazzi, Carlo" (in Italian). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Annovazzi, Carlo" (in Italian). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Capitani" [Captains]. (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 2 May 2016.