Egidio Calloni

Egidio Calloni (born 1 December 1952 in Busto Arsizio, Province of Varese) is an Italian former football striker, best known for his stint at A.C. Milan.

Egidio Calloni
Personal information
Full name Egidio Calloni
Date of birth (1952-12-01) 1 December 1952 (age 68)
Place of birth Busto Arsizio, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1971 Varese 0 (0)
1971–1972 Verbania (loan) 38 (15)
1972–1974 Varese 50 (23)
1974–1978 A.C. Milan 101 (31)
1978–1979 Verona 20 (8)
1979–1980 Perugia 12 (0)
1980–1981 Palermo 29 (11)
1981–1982 Como 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


An Internazionale youth system product, Calloni then moved to Varese and then on loan to Serie C club Verbania. He returned at Varese in 1972, scoring 23 goals in two Serie B seasons, being noted by A.C. Milan. Signed by the rossoneri in 1974, he played four seasons with A.C. Milan as a regular, scoring 31 goals in 101 matches. He became however famous for his several striking mistakes which brought popular journalist Gianni Brera to nickname him "sciagurato Egidio" (Egidio the wretched), after a minor character from Alessandro Manzoni's novel The Betrothed.[1][2]

He then played with little success with several other Serie A teams, such as Verona and Perugia, being a backup for Paolo Rossi in the latter. He then moved to Serie B club Palermo, scoring 11 goals in 29 matches (including a single match in the 1981–82 season) and being the rosanero topscorer in 1980–81. He then returned to play at Serie A level with Como, failing however to impress, being featured only eight times, and scoring two goals. He retired in 1982, aged 30.[1][2]

After retirementEdit

Calloni currently works as an agent for a national gelato company of Italy. He was in the news in 2007 after having been involved in a car accident following a cerebral ischemia attack.






  1. ^ a b c "Edigio Calloni" (in Italian). Magliarossonera. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Edigio Calloni" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  3. ^ Roberto Di Maggio; Davide Rota (4 June 2015). "Italy - Coppa Italia Top Scorers". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 29 October 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.

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