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Augusto Faccani

Augusto Faccani was born on May 31 1891 in Rome.


Source Lazio Wiki

He arrived to Lazio just in time for the Pisa Interregional Tournament where the Biancocelesti won three games in a single day on June 7, 1908. He was the genius who decided to bring a coffee machine with him, much appreciated by the rest of the team. Legend has it that since he did not have anything to heat the machine with, he decided to use some wood on the train taking them to Pisa, almost causing a fire!!!

 

He was an excellent defensive midfielder and sometimes played in defence. A great sportsman, he was good at all sports: swimming, fencing, water polo and javelin. In 1909 he left, as a volunteer, for the Italo-Turkish war and was stationed in Tripolitania. Back in Rome in 1912 he continued to play for Lazio until he left for the first World War.

 

He played so well in the period 1919-21 that even the Northern Italian press wanted him to play for Italy. With Lazio he won everything he could have won at local level and participated in the National Finals in 1912-13, 1913-14 and 1922-23, losing all three.

 

In 1923 he signed for Alba and in 1924-25 reached the final again, beaten 6-0 by Bologna on aggregate. After two years he came back to play for Lazio.

 

Once he stopped playing he continued in the family business as green grocer wholesaler.

 

He died in unfortunate circumstances on June 17, 1944, after being run over by a US military truck while crossing the road.


Lazio Career

Season

Total appearances (goals)

National Championship

Other Tournaments

1908

5

-

5

1909

2

-

2

1910

1

-

1

1912-13

21 (2)

13 (1)

8 (1)

1913-14

19 (6)

15 (6)

4

1914-15

17 (2)

14 (2)

3

1918

1

-

1

1919-20

15 (2)

8 (1)

7 (1)

1920-21

13 (1)

13 (1)

-

1921-22

19

16

3

1922-23

17 (1)

17 (1)

-

Total

132 (14)

96 (12)

36 (2)

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