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Bruno Pesaola
AC Fiorentina - Bruno Pesaola.jpg
Pesaola as Fiorentina manager between 1960s and 1970s
Personal information
Date of birth (1925-07-28)28 July 1925
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 29 May 2015(2015-05-29) (aged 89)[1]
Place of death Naples, Italy
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Left Winger
Youth career
1939–1944 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1946 Dock Sud
1947–1950 Roma 90 (20)
1950–1952 Novara 64 (15)
1952–1960 Napoli 240 (27)
1960–1961 Genoa 20 (5)
1961–1962 Scafatese
National team
1953 Italy B 1 (0)
1957 Italy 1 (0)
Teams managed
1962–1968 Napoli
1968–1971 Fiorentina
1972–1976 Bologna
1976–1977 Napoli
1977–1979 Bologna
1979–1980 Panathinaikos
1980–1981 Siracusa
1982–1983 Napoli
1983–1985 Puteolana
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Bruno Pesaola (Italian pronunciation: [ˈbruːno peˈzaːola]; 28 July 1925 – 29 May 2015) was a professional Italian Argentine football player and manager, who played as a winger. He is most famous for his time with Italian clubs Fiorentina and S.S.C. Napoli, as both a player and a manager.[1]

He was nicknamed Petisso (little man).


  1. ^ a b "Farewell to Bruno Pesaola. Naples mourns his Petisso". May 29, 2015. Archived from the original on May 30, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015.