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Cesare Brunetti

Cesare Brunetti was born in Milan, on March 2 1920.

Source Lazio Wiki

He started his football career in the Milan youth sector. In 1940-41 he spent a year on loan with Seregno (Monza)in Serie C and in 1941-42 with Abbiategrasso (Milan) in Serie C.


In 1942 he returned to his parent club, Milano (Italianized name for political reasons). There are no records of him playing any official games before the war broke out.


In 1945 he joined Lazio. The Biancocelesti got through three different managers: Dino Canestri, Salvador Gualtieri (player-manager) and Tony Cargnelli. Lazio finished 7th in the Centre -South Division thus not qualifying for the final stages. Brunetti played 9 league games with 1 goal (winner at Palermo) and 6 games in the post-league tournament with 2 goals. Lazio won the return derby 1-0.


In 1946-47, under Cargnelli, Lazio finished 10th in Serie A. Brunetti played 22 league games with 1 goal (Modena). Lazio had some good wins: Brescia 6-3, Sampdoria 4-0, Fiorentina 3-0, Triestina 3-0 all at home and a 3-3 away draw at Juventus after being 3-1 down.


In 1947-48 Lazio finished 10th again, first under Cargnelli and then, from the 22nd game onwards, Orlando Tognotti. Brunetti played 16 league games. Lazio won the return derby 2-0.


In 1948 Brunetti left Lazio and joined Rimini in Serie C. He stayed three seasons and the Biancorossi finished 9th, 11th and 17th (relegated). His managers were former Roma player and manager, Guido Masetti for two seasons, then Gyula Lelovics and then Ferdinando Dal Pont in the last year. On the Romagna coast Brunetti played 86 league games with 17 goals (he was top scorer in '50-51).


He then retired at 31.


Brunetti was a midfielder. He never made it with "his" Milan but played 47 league games for Lazio. They were difficult years for Lazio but the Biancocelesti were always comfortable mid-table finishers and had some good wins including two derby triumphs.

Lazio Career


Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Centre-South National Championship

Post Centre-South National Championship


15 (3)


9 (1)

6 (2)


22 (1)

22 (1)







53 (4)

38 (1)

9 (1)

6 (2)



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