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Romano Penzo

Updated: Oct 22, 2023

Romano Penzo was born in Chioggia on April 8 1920. He started playing football in the Rovigo youth teams and made it to the A side in 1938-39. A year later he signed for Fiorentina in Serie A and stayed until the beginning of the Second World War. He then played for Milan and Varese during the war.

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In 1945 he joined Inter and had his most successful year scoring 18 goals, five of which in a single match against Genoa, a joint record shared with Giuseppe Meazza and Guglielmo Gabetto. He signed for Brescia in 1946-47 and had another prolific year with 14 goals.

Penzo joined Lazio in 1947 and stayed for three seasons. A strong, powerful, acrobatic centre forward, he was an excellent player. He played 91 games in Serie A for Lazio and scored 36 goals.

After leaving Lazio he joined Fiorentina again but played very little. He later played for minor teams and quit football in 1955.

Romano Penzo died in Turin on June 22 1991.

Lazio Career


Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Latin Cup


33 (17)

33 (17)



32 (12)

32 (12)



27 (7)

26 (7)



92 (36)

91 (36)




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