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Carlo Cevenini V

Carlo Cevenini is second from left standing. Source Wikipedia

Carlo Cevenini V was born in Milan, on March 8, 1901.


He was the fifth of five brothers who all played football. Aldo (Milan and Inter), Mario (Milan and Inter), Luigi, the most successful (Milan, Inter and Juventus, with 225 goals and 29 Italy caps) and Cesare (Milan and Inter).


Our man Carlo started his career with Milan in 1917. He played 9 league games in three seasons with 2 goals.


In 1920 he joined city rivals Ambrosiana (Inter) where his four brothers also played. Carlo played 16 games with 15 goals. Inter were eliminated in the national semi-finals.


The following year he played for Novese (Novi Ligure). He played 12 games and Novese won the Italian title defeating Sampierdarenese 2-1 in the final.


In 1923 he joined Crema and a year later moved back to his home city and signed for Milan again. In his four years with the Rossoneri he played 68 league games with 25 goals plus 1 domestic cup game and earned the nickname Carlo V.


In 1927 he joined Lazio. His first manager was Austrian Franz Sedlacek and Lazio finished 10th in Group A. Cevenini got his first goal against Brescia on January 22. He would also score against Livorno in the CONI Cup (for all the teams out of the final scudetto group).


In 1928-29 Lazio changed manager three times; Sedlacek (1-3), Fernando Saraceni (4-14), Augusto Rangone (15-23) and Ferenc Molnar (24-34). Lazio came 8th in Group B and qualified for the following year's first ever single national league. Cevenini scored 6 league goals (Bologna, Cremonese, Pro Vercelli, Pistoiese, Verona, Cremonese). He also scored in the 2-2 playoff against Napoli for the last Serie A slot, but the game was then declared void as the format was expanded from 16 to 18 teams.


In the 1929-30 season, the first one group championship, Lazio finished 15th. The manager was Ferenc Molnar, at one point he was replaced by Pietro Piselli but then called back. Cevenini played 16 league games.


In 1930-31 Lazio fared better and finished 8th. First under Molnar (1-26), then Cesare Migliorini (26-31) and finally Amílcar (32-34). Cevenini played 22 league games and scored 5 goals (Bologna, Genova 1893, Alessandria, a winner against Juventus, Triestina). Lazio managed to draw both derbies against Roma.


The 1931-32 season would be his last in Rome. Under player manager, Brazilian Amílcar, Lazio finished 13th. Cevenini only played 3 league games.


He ended his career in Pisa where he played one more season in the "Prima Divisione" (third tier).


He retired at 32 and had some experiences as a manager. Between 1935 and 1937 he coached Squadra Italia in Tunisia, several amateur teams in the Rome area and Orvietana in 1946-47.


Cevenini V was a forward. He was 1.72 and 75 kilos, so sturdy physically. He had a satisfactory career playing for both his hometown teams and winning a Scudetto with Novese.


At Lazio he played a total of 70 games with 16 goals over five seasons. He helped Lazio qualify and play in the first historic single league Serie A. He is also in the select group of having scored a winner against Juventus. More than enough to be remembered for.


Carlo Cevenini V died on January 9, 1965 in Rome.


Lazio Career

Seasons

Total appearances (goals)

National Division

Serie A

Coppa Coni

1927-28

11 (4)

7 (2)

-

4 (2)

1928-29

19 (7)

19 (7)

-

-

1929-30

15

-

15

-

1930-31

22 (5)

-

22 (5)

-

1931-32

3

-

3

-

Total

70 (16)

26 (9)

40 (5)

4 (2)

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