Piero Campelli

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Piero Campelli
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Personal information
Date of birth (1893-12-20)20 December 1893
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Date of death 20 October 1946(1946-10-20) (aged 52)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1925 Inter 179 (0)
National team
1912–1921 Italy 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Piero Campelli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjɛːro kamˈpɛlli]; 20 December 1893 – 20 October 1946) was an Italian amateur footballer who played as a goalkeeper. At club level, he played for Inter, while he competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics and the 1920 Summer Olympics with the Italy national football team.

Club career[edit]

Campelli was born in Milan. He spent his entire club career with Inter, making 179 league appearances for the club between 1910 and 1925, and winning two Serie A titles in 1910 and 1920.

International career[edit]

At international level, Campelli was the goalkeeper of the Italian Olympic squad in 1912 and played one match in the main tournament as well as two matches in the consolation tournament. He later also took part at the 1920 Summer Olympics with Italy. He made a total of 11 international appearances for Italy between 1912 and 1921.

Style of play[edit]

Regarded as a precocious talent in his youth, Campelli was known in particular for his handling of the ball, and was one of the first goalkeepers in Italy to attempt to catch shots or come off his line to claim crosses rather than palming or punching them away, thus contributing to the development and popularisation of this particular goalkeeping technique.[1][2]




  1. ^ Massimo M. Veronese. "Milan-Inter: 5 Storie di Derby" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ Roberto Perrone (19 April 2014). "Quelli che vogliono restare al palo Storie di portieri e dei soprannomi" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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