Franco Pedroni

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Franco Pedroni
Personal information
Full name Franco Pedroni
Date of birth (1926-09-13)13 September 1926
Place of birth Somma Lombardo, Italy
Date of death 12 February 2001(2001-02-12) (aged 74)
Place of death Gallarate, Italy
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Youth career
1942–1943 Gallaratese
1943–1946 Sommese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1948 Gallaratese 52 (0)
1948–1952 Como 144 (1)
1952–1956 Milan 65 (1)
1956–1960 Alessandria 109 (0)
1960–1961 Pro Vercelli 4 (0)
Teams managed
1962–1963 Pro Patria
1963–1964 Mestrina
1965–1968 Casale
1968–1969 Verbania
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2, 2010

Franco Pedroni (13 September 1926 – 12 February 2001) was an Italian professional footballer and manager who played as a midfielder or as a defender.

Playing career

As a footballer, Pedroni made his debut in Serie A while playing with Como during the 1949–50 season. Later, he signed for Milan, winning 1954–55 championship, and also played for Alessandria.[1]

Coaching career

Pedroni's first experiences as coach were with Alessandria, where he managed the team together with Luciano Robotti. He was young Gianni Rivera's mentor.[1]

He later managed some teams in lower divisions.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Pedroni profile on
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