The Info List - Giovanni Lodetti

Giovanni Lodetti
Giovanni Lodetti
(born 10 August 1942) is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. A hard-working player, he usually supported his more creative team-mates defensively, excelling as a defensive midfielder due to his stamina and his ability to read the game. Despite his supporting role in midfield, he also possessed good technique and creativity, as well as an eye for goal, which also saw him participate in his teams attacking moves.[1]


1 Club career 2 International career 3 Honours

3.1 Club 3.2 International 3.3 Individual

4 References 5 External links

Club career[edit] Lodetti is mostly remembered for his time as a defensive midfielder with Italian club Milan, with which he achieved great domestic and international success in the 60s alongside playmaker Gianni Rivera, winning two Serie A
Serie A
titles (the first during his debut season), a Coppa Italia, two European Cups, a Cup Winners' Cup, and an Intercontinental Cup. He later also played for Sampdoria, Foggia, and Novara, before retiring in 1978.[2][3][4] International career[edit] Lodetti also represented the Italian national side at the 1966 World Cup in England, where they were eliminated in the first round. He was also a member of the national squad in Italy's victorious UEFA Euro 1968 campaign on home soil. Although he was set to participate in the 1970 World Cup, in which Italy
reached the final, he was dropped last minute due to an injury to Anastasi, which led manager Ferruccio Valcareggi to call up Roberto Boninsegna
Roberto Boninsegna
and Pierino Prati
Pierino Prati
in his place.[4] In total he represented his national team 17 times between 1964 and 1968, scoring two goals. He also represented the under-21 side in their victorious campaign at the 1963 Mediterranean games.[2] Honours[edit] Club[edit] A.C. Milan[1]

Serie A: 1961–62, 1967–68 Coppa Italia: 1966–67 European Cup: 1962–63, 1968–69 Cup Winners' Cup: 1967–68 Intercontinental Cup: 1969



UEFA European Football Championship: 1968


A.C. Milan
A.C. Milan
Hall of Fame[1]


^ a b c " A.C. Milan
A.C. Milan
Hall of Fame: Giovanni Lodetti". acmilan.com. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ a b "Storie di Calcio: Giovanni LODETTI una vita di corsa fra pallone e ingratitudine" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 24 December 2014.  ^ "Giovanni Paolo LODETTI" (in Italian). Magliarossonera.it. Retrieved 24 December 2014.  ^ a b Sebastiano Vernazza (30 April 2014). "Nazionale, Rivera, rivalità e gol Italia-Germania 4-3 è la partita del secolo" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Profile at MagliaRossonera.it (in Italian) Profile at EmozioneCalcio.it (in Italian) International caps at FIGC.it (in Italian)

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squad – 1966 FIFA World Cup

1 Albertosi 2 Anzolin 3 Barison 4 Bulgarelli 5 Burgnich 6 Facchetti 7 Fogli 8 Guarneri 9 Janich 10 Juliano 11 Landini 12 Leoncini 13 Lodetti 14 Mazzola 15 Meroni 16 Pascutti 17 Perani 18 Pizzaballa 19 Rivera 20 Rizzo 21 Rosato 22 Salvadore (c) Coach: Fabbri

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squad – UEFA Euro 1968
UEFA Euro 1968
winners (1st title)

1 Albertosi 2 Anastasi 3 Anquilletti 4 Bercellino 5 Burgnich 6 Bulgarelli 7 Castano 8 De Sisti 9 Domenghini 10 Facchetti (c) 11 Ferrini 12 Guarneri 13 Juliano 14 Lodetti 15 Mazzola 16 Prati 17 Riva 18 Rivera 19 Rosato 20 Salvadore 21 Vieri 22 Zoff Coach: Valcareggi

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