Mario Rigamonti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo riɡaˈmonti]; 17 December 1922 – 4 May 1949) was an Italian football player, who played as a defender for Torino F.C. and the Italy national football team. He died in the Superga air disaster together with the whole Grande Torino team.
|Date of birth||17 December 1922|
|Place of birth||Brescia, Kingdom of Italy|
|Date of death||4 May 1949(aged 26)|
|Place of death||Superga, Italy|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Rigamonti played as a defender, beginning his career in the youth system of his hometown club Brescia Calcio, later making his professional debut for the club in 1944. He was acquired by Torino F.C. in the summer 1941, aged 19, but played for the club's first team only after World War II.
With Torino, Rigamonti made his Serie A debut in a 2–1 away loss to cross-city rivals Juventus on 14 October 1945; in total, he played 140 times for Torino and won four consecutive Serie A scudetti titles with the club.
Style of playEdit
Rigamonti was a tall, agile, physically strong, consistent and tenacious player, who was known for his skill and acrobatic ability in the air, as well as his fighting spirit and competitive style of play. A versatile player, he was capable of playing both in defence and in midfield.
- Statistics at Enciclopedia del Calcio website (in Italian)