top of page
  • Writer's pictureLazio Stories

Transfers 1949-50

Lucidio Sentimenti IV. Source Wikipedia

The previous season finished 13th. The manager was first Orlando Tognotti for the first ten matches and then Mario Sperone until the end of the season. Lazio had scored lots of goals, 60 but also conceded too many, 62.

For this season Mario Sperone stayed on but some changes were needed and there came plenty in the summer transfer market.


Goalkeeper Aldo De Fazio, 22. He had spent the previous season in Serie B with Salernitana, playing 38 league games. He was bought to be the reserve keeper.

Goalkeeper Lucidio Sentimenti, 29. He arrived from Juventus where had played 169 league games and scored 1 goal. He had 5 Italy caps. He was a highly rated keeper.

Defender Zeffiro Furiassi, 26. He came from Fiorentina where he had played 86 league games over three seasons.

Midfielder Flavio Cecconi, 24. He came from Atalanta but he had already played for Lazio in 1947-48, making 16 appearances and scoring 5 goals, with one coming in a 2-0 derby win. An inside forward and a welcome return.

Midfielder Sergio Del Pinto, 25. He came from Avellino but had been at Lazio betwen 1945 and 1948 playing 19 league games. A signing to give more depth to the squad.

Midfielder Vittorio Sentimenti, 31. He arrived from Juventus where he had played 210 league games with 62 goals. In Turin he had won a Coppa Italia. Not young but a prolific and reliable striker.

Forward Dionisio Arce, Paraguyan, 22. He came straight from Sporting Luqueño in his homeland. A promising striker.


Goalkeeper Marco Brandolin, 27. He was leaving after only one year and 26 appearances to make way for Sentimenti IV. He was one of the ones to pay for Lazio conceding so many goals the previous season. He was sold to Udinese in Serie B.

Goalkeeper Uber Gradella, 28. A living legend at Lazio, he had played 161 games before and after the war, over eight seasons. He was recovering after a serious injury and, upset about Lazio preferring Sentimenti IV, he decided to abandon football rather than have to play for another club.

Midfielder Salvador Gualtieri, Argentine, 32. After 213 games for the Biancocelesti and 24 goals in nine seasons, he was retiring and becoming Mario Sperone's assistant.

Midfielder Guido Tavellin, 29. After only one season, 7 games with 1 goal, he was joining Verona in Serie B on loan.

Midfielder Paolo Todeschini, 28. After doing well with Milan, Bologna and Atalanta he had not imposed himself at Lazio. He was leaving for Napoli after only one season and 15 games.

Midfielder Franco Rosi, 21. A product of the Lazio youth sector, he had played 10 games for Lazio between 1946 and 1948 and then spent a year on loan at Fano in Promozione (6th tier). He was now being sold to Stabia in Serie C. Lazio obviously did not believe in his potential.

Forward Giuseppe D'Avino, 21. The young forward was joining Salernitana in Serie B. After only one season, 7 games and 2 goals, he was leaving to get more playing time.

Forward Costantino De Andreis, 24. He came from the Lazio youth sector. He was now joining Napoli on loan. At Lazio he had played five seasons, playing 98 games and scoring 21 goals. A Lazio fan, he had scored in the 1947-48 derby won 2-0 by the Biancocelesti. It was a pity to see him go.


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page