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Gian Piero Ghio

Updated: Aug 26, 2023

Gian Piero Ghio was one of the most important Lazio players in the 1968-69 season and gave a huge hand in the promotion to Serie A. He was a good centre-forward who could also play on the wing.

Gianpiero Ghio, on the left, together with Ferruccio Mazzola. Source Wikipedia

Gian Piero Ghio was one of the most important Lazio players in the 1968-69 season and gave a huge hand in the promotion to Serie A. He was a good centre-forward who could also play on the wing.


Born in Agna (Padova) on January 28 1944, he started his career in the Sampdoria youth teams. In the 1960s he played for Vis Pesaro in Serie C and for Monza in Serie B. He attracted the attention of Lazio after his 1967-68 stint with Avellino in Serie C where he scored 20 goals in 29 games.


He signed for Lazio in 1968-69 and contributed with 10 goals to Lazio's promotion. He stayed another year with the Biancocelesti before moving to Napoli in 1970-71. In 1971-72 he was a reserve player for Inter and even scored in the European Cup against Borussia Monchengladbach.


His career continued in Serie B with Atalanta, Novara, Casale (in Serie C) and Brescia. After quitting football he became a manager and trained a number of lower league teams in the 1980s and 1990s.


He played 76 times for Lazio (25 in Serie A, 37 in Serie B, 5 in Coppa Italia, 2 in Mitropa Cup, 4 in the Anglo-Italian Cup and 3 in the Cup of the Alps) and scored 22 goals (5 in Serie A, 10 in Serie B, one in Coppa Italia, 4 in the Anglo-Italian Cup and 2 in the Cup of the Alps).


Appearances and goals for Lazio

Season

Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Serie B

Coppa Italia

Mitropa Cup

Anglo-Italian Cup

Cup of the Alps

1968-69

40 (11)

-

37 (10)

3 (1)

-

1969-70

36 (11)

25 (5)

-

2

2

4 (4)

3 (2)

Total

76 (22)

25 (5)

37 (10)

5 (1)

2

4 (4)

3 (2)

Sources


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