Urano Navarrini

Urano Navarrini, also known as Urano Benigni (2 May 1945 – 18 April 2020) was an Italian professional football player and manager.

Urano Navarrini
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-05-02)2 May 1945
Place of birth Verona, Italy
Date of death 18 April 2020(2020-04-18) (aged 74)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Winger
Youth career
Grunland Milanese Libertas
AC Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1966 AC Milan 1 (0)
1964–1965Pistoiese (loan) 18 (1)
1966–1968 Savona 26 (4)
1968–1969 Taranto 2 (0)
1969–1970 Verbania 36 (2)
1970–1975 Novara 111 (3)
Pro Patria
Total 194 (10)
Teams managed
Pro Patria
1982–1983 Sorrento
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early and personal lifeEdit

Born in Verona, Navarrini was the illegitimate son of Nuto Navarrini, and was known as Urano Benigni until recognised by his father in 1972.[1]


Navarrini played as a winger for Grunland Milanese Libertas, AC Milan, Pistoiese, Savona, Taranto, Verbania, Novara and Pro Patria.[1][2][3]

After retiring he managed a number of Italian clubs, including Pro Patria, Aosta, and Vigevano.[3]

Later life and deathEdit

He died in Milan on 18 April 2020, aged 74, from coronavirus.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Urano Francesco Benigni (poi Navarrini)". www.magliarossonera.it.
  2. ^ "Benigni poi Navarrini urano". www.enciclopediadelcalcio.it.
  3. ^ a b c "Morto per coronavirus a Milano l'attaccante del Novara degli Anni '70, Urano Navarrini". lastampa.it. 18 April 2020.