Ernesto Castano

Ernesto Castano (Italian pronunciation: [erˈnɛsto ˈkastano];[citation needed] born 2 May 1939) is a former Italian football player from Cinisello Balsamo in the Province of Milan, who played as a defender. Throughout his club career he played for Legnano, Triestina, and Juventus, winning domestic titles at the latter club. At international level, he was a member of the Italy national football team that won UEFA Euro 1968.

Ernesto Castano
Personal information
Full name Ernesto Castano
Date of birth (1939-05-02) 2 May 1939 (age 81)
Place of birth Cinisello Balsamo, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Centre-back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1957 Legnano 26 (0)
1957–1958 Triestina 31 (0)
1958–1970 Juventus 265 (0)
Total 322 (0)
National team
1959–1969 Italy 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Castano played club football for three Italian clubs throughout his career: Legnano, Triestina, and most prominently with Juventus, where he won several domestic titles, also serving as the team's captain.

International careerEdit

At international level, Castano also played for the Italian national football team on seven occasions between 1959 and 1969, winning the 1968 UEFA European Championship on home soil.[1]

Outside of footballEdit

On 3 July 1968, Castano founded the Italian Footballers' Association (AIC), in Milan, along with several fellow footballers, such as Giacomo Bulgarelli, Sandro Mazzola, Gianni Rivera, Giancarlo De Sisti, and Giacomo Losi, as well as the recently retired Sergio Campana, also a lawyer, who was appointed president of the association.[2]







  1. ^ "Ernesto Castano". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ "La storia". (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Omar Sivori
Juventus F.C. captains
Succeeded by
Sandro Salvadore