Emilio Badini

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Emilio Badini
Personal information
Date of birth (1897-08-04)4 August 1897
Place of birth Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Date of death 4 August 1956(1956-08-04) (aged 59)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1913–1921 Bologna
1921–1922 SPAL
1922–1923 Virtus Bologna 6 (2)
National team
1920 Italy 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Emilio Badini (Spanish: [eˈmiljo βaˈðini], Italian: [eˈmiːljo baˈdiːni]; 4 August 1897 – 4 August 1956) was an Italian Argentine professional footballer who played as a midfielder.


Badini was born in Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina and had Argentine citizenship but represented Italy internationally, thanks to his Bolognese parents.[1]

Club career[edit]

Badini played for 8 seasons with Bologna F.C. 1909 between 1913–1921. He later also represented SPAL and Virtus Bologna.

International career[edit]

Badini made his debut for the Italy national football team on 31 August 1920 in a 1920 Summer Olympics game against Norway and scored a winning goal in extra time, which was his only international goal. In total he made two international appearances, both of which came that year.

Personal life[edit]

Emilio Badini's older brother Angelo Badini and younger brothers Cesare Badini and Augusto Badini all played for Bologna. To distinguish them, Angelo was referred to as Badini I, Emilio as Badini II, Cesare as Badini III and Augusto as Badini IV.


  1. ^ Chiesa, Carlo Felice; Bertozzi, Lamberto; Caliceti, Carlo; Civolani, Gianfranco (2009). Il secolo rossoblu. L'enciclopedia e la storia dei cento anni. Bologna: Minerva Edizioni.

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