Virgilio Levratto

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Bronze medal – third place 1928 Amsterdam Team competition

Virgilio Felice Levratto (26 October 1904 – 18 September 1968) was an Italian association football player and later a coach, who played as a striker.

Club career

Levratto was born in Carcare. Throughout his club career, he played for F.C. Vado (where he won his first Coppa Italia title in 1922, scoring a decisive goal in the final) and also played for Hellas Verona F.C., Genoa C.F.C. (appearing in 148 matches and scoring 84 goals), Inter Milan in 1932, and S.S. Lazio in 1934. He later played with Savona in Serie C, and closed his career in Serie D with Cavese.

International career

With the Italian national football team, Levratto obtained 28 international caps, scoring 11 goals. He played in the 1924 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Style of play

A well-known striker with an eye for goal, Levratto was also known as "Lo Sfondareti" (The net-tearer) for his famous powerful shot.[1]

Managerial career

In the 1950s, Levratto coached Savona, Messina, U.S. Lecce and was assistant coach for Fulvio Bernardini at ACF Fiorentina during the 1955–56 season.

In popular culture

In 1940s, popular singers Quartetto Cetra dedicated Virgilio a song, titled "Che centrattacco!" ("What a striker!").

Death

Levratto died in Genoa, in 1968, at 63 years old.

References

  1. ^ "Levratto, the net-tearer striker who scared the goalkeepers". 10 February 2014.

External links

  • profile
  • Virgilio Levratto at National-Football-Teams.com


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