Ardico Magnini is confirmed dead at the age of 91.
Ardico was best known as a Italian footballer .
Ardico Magnini
Personal information
Full nameArdico Magnini
Date of birth21 October 1928
Place of birthPistoia, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s)Defender
Senior career*
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Ardico Magnini (Italian pronunciation: ; born 21 October 1928 in Pistoia, Italy) was an Italian footballer who played as a defender.
Club career
Along with Sergio Cervato, Magnini formed the defensive partnership of Fulvio Bernardini's Fiorentina back-line. After winning the championship with the club in 1956, he played another two seasons in Florence before going to Genoa, and finished his career at Prato in Serie B.
International career
After Giampiero Boniperti, Ardico Magnini, along with club team mates Cervato, Egisto Pandolfini and Armando Segato, is one of five 'Azzurri' with the most caps for the national team during the difficult rebuilding years of the fifties, following the Superga air disaster in 1949. He made two appearances at the 1954 World Cup with Italy, and 20 in total between 1953 and 1957.
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