Emilio Caprile

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Emilio Caprile
Personal information
Full name Emilio Caprile
Date of birth (1928-09-30) 30 September 1928 (age 89)
Place of birth Genoa, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1946 Genoa 65 (?)
1946–1947 Sestrese ? (18)
1947–1948 Legnano 34 (12)
1948–1949 Juventus 32 (9)
1949–1951 Atalanta 62 (16)
1951–1952 Juventus 5 (2)
1952–1953 Lazio 20 (2)
1953–1954 Como 21 (3)
1954–1958 Legnano 127 (34)
National team
1948–1950 Italy 2 (2)
1950 Italy B[1] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Emilio Caprile (born 30 September 1928) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a forward. A versatile player, he was capable of playing both as a striker and as a left winger.

Club career

Born in Genoa, Emilio Caprile's Serie A debut came at 17 years of age with Genoa in 1945 then Sestrese in Serie B as well as Legnano before going to Juventus. With Juventus he won the championship having only played five games and scoring 2 goals. Tired of riding the bench he went to Atalanta for two seasons and then to Lazio, Como in Serie B, returning finally to Legnano in Serie C. He retired after 13 seasons.

International career

Caprile was a classic left winger who made his senior international debut for Pozzo's Italy national team in the round of 16 of the 1948 London Olympics on 2 August 1948, also scoring a goal in a 9–0 win over the United States, in Brentford, at the age of 19 years, 10 months, and 2 days, making him one of Italy's youngest ever debutants.[2] He also made another appearance in the tournament, playing in the quarterfinals, scoring a goal in Italy's 5–3 loss to Denmark. That was his last chance at a starting role for the 'Azzurri' because of heavy competition in that position was from Riccardo Carapellese; these were the only two appearances that Caprile made for Italy between 1948 and 1950. In total, he scored two goals for Italy. He was the youngest player on Italy's 1950 World Cup team, but one of four players who didn't see any action throughout the tournament.[3]


  1. ^ Courtney, Barrie (22 May 2014). "England - International Results B-Team - Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "esordienti: ha battuto Maldini, il piu' giovane rimane Bergomi" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 31 October 1997. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Caprile, Emilio" (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 

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