Riccardo Carapellese

Riccardo Carapellese (Italian pronunciation: [rikˈkardo karapelˈleːse; -eːze]; 1 July 1922 – 20 October 1995) was an Italian football manager and player who played as a striker.

Riccardo Carapellese
Riccardo Carapellese 1956.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1922-07-01)1 July 1922
Place of birth Cerignola, Italy
Date of death 20 October 1995(1995-10-20) (aged 73)
Place of death Rapallo, Italy
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1930–1934 Caligaris
1934–1936 Torino
1936–1937 Saluggia
1937–1938 Barcanova
1938–1939 Torino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1943 Spezia 19 (3)
1945–1946 Como 16 (3)
1946–1949 Milan 106 (52)
1949–1952 Torino 98 (28)
1952–1953 Juventus 20 (9)
1953–1957 Genoa 94 (22)
1957–1959 Catania 30 (9)
1960–1961 Vigevano 0 (0)
1961–1962 Ternana 3 (0)
National team
1947–1956 Italy 16 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Carapellese started his career in the 1942–43 season with Spezia Calcio 1906 in Serie B where he played 19 games and scored 3 goals. After a stint with Como, he debuted in Serie A with Milan, in which he remained until 1949 and gained a place in the national team. In the 1949–50 season, after the Grande Torino Superga tragedy, he was acquired by Torino, inheriting the captain's armband from Valentino Mazzola.

In 1952 he moved to Torino's cross-city rivals Juventus, playing for the Bianconeri for only a season, after which he went to Genoa. In 1957 he returned to Serie B with Catania where he ended his career in 1959. In total, he played 318 matches throughout his career and scored 111 goals.

International careerEdit

With the Italy national football team, Carapellese made his debut in November 1947 in 1 5–1 away defeat against Austria, scoring the only goal of the match for Italy. He participated at the 1950 FIFA World Cup as Italy's captain, scoring two goals in his nation's matches with Sweden and Paraguay.

Personal lifeEdit

Carapellese was born in Cerignola, province of Foggia. He died in Rapallo in 1995 at 73 years of age.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Valentino Mazzola
Italy captain
Succeeded by
Carlo Annovazzi