Miguel Ángel Andreolo Frodella (6 September 1912 – 14 May 1981), known as Michele Andreolo (Italian: [miˈkɛːle andreˈɔːlo]), was a Uruguayan Italian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was born in Dolores, Uruguay but his family was from Valle dell'Angelo in the province of Salerno. He represented both Uruguay and Italy at international level, and was a member of the Italy team that won the 1938 FIFA World Cup.
Andreolo c. 1945
|Full name||Miguel Ángel Andriolo Frodella|
|Date of birth||6 September 1912|
|Place of birth||Dolores, Uruguay|
|Date of death||14 May 1981(aged 68)|
|Place of death||Potenza, Italy|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2008|
Andreolo played for Nacional in Uruguay before joining Serie A team Bologna F.C. 1909 ahead of the 1935–36 season and helping them win the league title (Scudetto) that year. He would remain in Bologna until 1943, winning the Scudetto three more times, in 1936–37, 1938–39 and 1940–41.
A former Uruguay international, following his success with Bologna, Andreolo was also called up to the Italian national team by Vittorio Pozzo and debuted on 17 May 1936 against Austria. He soon became a regular in the team, playing his crucial role of connection between defence and attack. He helped win the 1938 FIFA World Cup in France, and played his last match for the national team on 19 April 1942, having earned 26 caps and 1 goal. With Uruguay, he won the 1935 South American Championship.
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- "FIFA World Cup Awards: All-Star Team". Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
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