Pedro Manfredini

Pedro Waldemar Manfredini (7 September 1935 – 21 January 2019)[1] was an Argentine professional footballer who played as a striker.

Pedro Manfredini
Pedro Manfredini.jpg
Manfredini with Venezia, c. 1966.
Personal information
Full name Pedro Waldemar Manfredini
Date of birth (1935-09-07)7 September 1935
Place of birth Maipú, Argentina
Date of death 21 January 2019(2019-01-21) (aged 83)
Place of death Rome
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959 Racing Club 39 (28)
1959–1965 Roma 130 (76)
1965 Brescia 8 (1)
1966–1974 Venezia 23 (4)
National team
1959 Argentina 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Manfredini began his career with Argentine club Racing Club de Avellaneda in 1957, winning the 1958 Argentine Primera División, and finishing the season as the joint-fourth highest goalscorer, and as his club's top scorer, with 19 goals.

 
Manfredini in training with A.S. Roma between 1950s and 1960s

After two seasons in Argentina, he subsequently moved to Italian Serie A side A.S. Roma in 1959, where he played for seven seasons. He won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup with the club in 1961 (the predecessor to the UEFA Cup), finishing as the top scorer of the tournament, with 12 goals.

During the 1962–63 season, he was the Serie A top scorer (tied with Harald Nielsen with 19 goals), and he once again finished as the top scorer of the 1962–63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, scoring 6 goals throughout the tournament, as Roma reached the semi-finals, losing out to the eventual champions Valencia. He also won the Coppa Italia with Roma during the 1963–64 season, finishing the tournament as top scorer yet again, with 4 goals. In total, he played 130 games for A.S. Roma and scored 76 times.

He later spent a season with Brescia and then Venezia before retiring.

International careerEdit

Manfredini was capped three times for Argentina, scoring two goals. He took part in the first ever edition of the Copa América in 1959, on home soil, making his debut in the competition, and appearing three times. He scored two goals in a 6–1 win against Chile in the opening match of the tournament, which was also his international debut, helping his country to lift the South American Championship title.[2]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Racing Club

Roma

InternationalEdit

Argentina

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ E' morto Manfredini, mitico 'Piedone' della Roma anni sessanta (in Italian)
  2. ^ "Southamerican Championship 1959 (1st Tournament)". Retrieved 28 December 2014.

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