Antonio Valentín Angelillo


Antonio Valentín Angelillo

Infobox Football biography
playername = Antonio Angelillo


fullname = Antonio Valentín Angelillo
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1937|9|5
cityofbirth = Buenos Aires
countryofbirth = Argentina
dateofdeath =
cityofdeath =
countryofdeath =
height =
nickname =
position = Inside forward
youthyears = 1952-1955
youthclubs = Arsenal de Sarandí
years = 1955 1956-1957 1957-1961 1961-1965 1965-1966 1966-1967 1967-1968 1968-1969
clubs = Racing Boca Juniors Inter Roma AC Milan Lecco AC Milan Genoa
caps(goals) =
034 (16)
113 (68)
106 (27)
011 0(1)
012 0(1)
003 0(1)
022 0(5)
nationalyears =
nationalteam = Argentina Italy
nationalcaps(goals) = 011 (11)
002 0(1)

Antonio Valentín Angelillo (born September 5, 1937) is an Argentine former football forward who played the majority of his professional career in the Italian Serie A, and was a member of both the Argentine and the Italian national teams.

Club career

Born in Buenos Aires, Angelillo started playing professionally in Arsenal de Sarandí in 1952, played in 1955 with Racing Club de Avellaneda, and moved to Boca Juniors in 1956.

Angelillo, along with his countrymen Omar Sivori and Humberto Maschio acquired the nickname "the Angels with Dirty Faces" when they moved to Italy in the latter part of the 1950's on account of their typically South American colour and flair. They were also known as ‘The Trio of Death’ because of their clinical finishing. [ [http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/2005/02/27/tony.html Malta Today] ]

From 1957 to 1961, Angelillo played 127 games with Internazionale, scoring 77 times. In Serie A, he appeared in 113 matches and scored 68 goals for Internazionale.

In the 1958/59 season, Angelillo scored 33 goals in 33 matches, being the tournament's top scorer. His goal total was the highest since Gunnar Nordahl had scored 34 in the 1950/51 season, and no player since has scored as many goals in a Serie A season.

Although Angelillo was Inter's highest goalscorer while he was playing there, he did not win any titles with the "Nerazurri".

From 1961 to 1965, Angelillo played 106 games with AS Roma in Serie A, scoring 27 times. He then spent one season at AC Milan, scoring one goal in 11 matches. The following year, he signed with Calcio Lecco 1912, playing 12 matches and scoring one goal, with the team being relegated to Serie B. He remained in Serie B, where his next and last team was Genoa.

After retiring from playing, he stayed living in Italy, where he became a coach, managing several lower division clubs.

International career

In official tournaments, Angelillo played 11 matches and scored 11 goals for the Argentina national team. During the 1957 South American Championship that Argentina won, Angelillo was tied for the second-most goals in the tournament, with eight in six matches, scoring in all matches but the last one against Peru [Source: http://www.rsssf.com/tables/57safull.html ] After that competition, he and other Argentine players (Omar Sivori and Humberto Maschio) were bought by different Italian teams. After moving to Italy and acquiring citizenship, he appeared twice for the Italian national team, scoring 1 goal.

References

External links

*it icon [http://archivio.inter.it/cgi-bin/giocatori-scheda?codice=G0016&L=it Inter Archive]
* [http://www.interfc.it/Gallery/Angelillo.asp Inter Angelillo's page]
*es icon [http://www.bocampeonweb.com.ar/Historia/jugadores/angelillo.htm Angelillo with Boca Juniors]
*es icon [http://www.informexeneize.com.ar/biografia_antonio_angelillo.htm Biography]


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