|Full name||Giancarlo Galli|
|Date of birth||6 March 1931|
|Place of birth||Montecatini Terme, Italy|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Galli played for 16 seasons (305 games, 111 goals) in the Italian Serie A for U.S. Città di Palermo, A.S. Roma, A.C. Milan, Udinese Calcio, Genoa C.F.C. and S.S. Lazio. He was one of manager Giuseppe "Gipo" Viani's favourite players, and he coached while at both Palermo and Roma, before joining him at Milan in 1956, in exchange for an ageing Gunnar Nordahl. In his five seasons with Milan, Galli won two Serie A titles, and scored 47 goals, including five in a 6–1 home win over Lazio on 13 April 1958 at the San Siro.
Style of playEdit
A tall and slender player, Galli was known for his acrobatic skills as a forward, as well as his heading accuracy and ability in the air, which enabled him to function as a centre-forward. Throughout his career he was nicknamed "Carletto," as well as "Testina d'oro" (golden head), and "Esile giunco" (skinny reed), due to his playing style, aerial prowess, and physical build.
A.C. Milan Hall of Fame
- "Klose 5 gol, l'ultimo in A fu Pruzzo nel 1986" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
- "A.C. Milan Hall of Fame: Carlo Galli". A.C. Milan. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
- Carlo Galli Statistics FIFA. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- Furio Zara (15 May 2018). "Pavoletti e i grandi specialisti di testa dell'Italia e del mondo" [Pavoletti and the great heading specialists in Italy and the world] (in Italian). www.calciomercato.com. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
- Massimo Zanaria; Giorgio dell'Arti (6 March 2014). "Biografia di Carlo Galli" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
- Mikael Jönsson (21 April 2011). "Mediterranean Cup 1950-1953". RSSF.com. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
- Career summary by playerhistory.com
- Profile at enciclopediadelcalcio.it (in Italian)
- Profile at FIGC (in Italian)
- Carlo Galli at National-Football-Teams.com
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