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Giuseppe Baldo

Giuseppe Baldo was born in Piombino Dese near Padua on July 27, 1914. He began his football career in the youth teams of Padova and worked his way up to the A team. He debuted in Serie A on January 29, 1933.

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After two years in Padua, he signed for Lazio in 1935. He stayed for seven seasons playing 186 games, 169 in Serie A, 11 in Coppa Italia and 6 in the Mitropa Cup, scoring 8 goals in Serie A and 2 in Coppa Italia. He was a great midfield player, tough and with a good reading of the game.


He was one of the players who won the gold medal at the Olympic Games of Berlin in 1936 where he played 4 games.


Once he stopped playing he worked for the Italian Football Federation and was Secretary from 1943 to 1946. In 1964 he was nominated Director of the Scuola Centrale dello Sport (Sport’s School) in Rome.


He died at Montecatini Terme on July 31, 2007, the last of the 1936 Olympians to pass away.


Lazio career

Season

Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Coppa Italia

Mitropa Cup

1935-36

31

29

2

-

1936-37

35 (1)

30 (1)

1

4

1937-38

27

24

1

2

1938-39

22 (2)

21 (1)

1 (1)

-

1939-40

31 (2)

28 (1)

3 (1)

-

1940-41

22 (1)

19 (1)

3

-

1941-42

18 (4)

18 (4)

-

-

Total

186 (10)

169 (8)

11 (2)

6

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