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Silvestro Pisa

Silvestro Pisa was born in Buenos Aires on April 4 1916.


Silvestro Pisa is front row second from left. Source Wikipedia

Son of Italian immigrants, he started playing football in 1935 with Lanus. After two years he was signed by Independiente but he stayed there only for a year. In 1938 he played for Platense and then went back to Independiente.


He came to Lazio in February of 1939 together with his future teammates Evaristo Barrera and Enrique Flamini. Lazio could not sign him immediately but he played some friendlies and was part of the team that went on tour in Germany in June 1939 winning all four games against German teams.


His first season with Lazio was excellent and he contributed 9 goals. His best season was in 1941-42 when, with Silvio Piola as attacking companion, he scored 14 times.


He left Lazio in 1943 with war at the gates of Rome. He took refuge in Barcelona together with teammates Flamini, Alberto Fazio, his brother Anselmo and the Roma player Miguel Angel Pantò. The fact that he and Flamini were Italian meant that they could not play for Barcelona so after a few months they left for Montevideo to play for Penarol.


When he went back to Argentina he became player manager for Nacional Argentino. He was later manager of Deportivo Italiano.


Pisa played 92 times for Lazio (82 in Serie A and 10 in Coppa Italia) and scored 34 times (32 in Serie A and 2 in Coppa Italia). A very good player and excellent partner for Piola.


He died in Buenos Aires on December 16 1975. He never stopped following Lazio and would often listen to the games on the Italian radio in Buenos Aires.


Appearances and goals for Lazio

Season

Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Coppa Italia

1939-40

23 (9)

21 (9)

2

1940-41

13 (2)

9 (1)

​4 (1)

1941-42

29 (14)

27 (14)

2

1942-43

27 (9)

25 (8)

2 (1)

Total

92 (34)

82 (32)

10 (2)

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