Amedeo Amadei

Amedeo Amadei
Personal information
Full name Amedeo Amadei
Date of birth (1921-07-26)26 July 1921
Place of birth Frascati, Italy
Date of death 24 November 2013(2013-11-24) (aged 92)
Place of death Frascati, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1938 Roma 6 (1)
1938–1939 Atalanta 33 (4)
1939–1948 Roma 228 (115)
1948–1950 Inter 70 (42)
1950–1956 Napoli 171 (47)
Total 508 (209)
National team
1949–1953 Italy 13 (7)
Teams managed
1956–1959 Napoli
1959–1961 Napoli
1963 Lucchese
1972–1978 Italy women's

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Amedeo Amadei Italian pronunciation: [ameˈdɛːo amaˈdɛi] (26 July 1921 – 24 November 2013) was a professional Italian football player. He played as a striker.[1] Following his retirement, he worked as a coach. Following his death in 2013,[2] he was one of eleven members to be inducted into the A.S. Roma Hall of Fame.[3] Due to his importance to Roma throughout his career, he was affectionately known by the fans as the "eighth King of Rome".[2]

Club career

Amadei was born in Frascati, near Rome, the son of a baker. He made his professional debut on 2 May 1937 with A.S. Roma at age 15, 9 months and 6 days (the youngest debut in Serie A history). A week later he scored in a 5–1 defeat to A.S. Lucchese Libertas 1905 making him the youngest scorer in Serie A history, a record he holds to this day. He also played in Serie B with Atalanta B.C., Inter and S.S.C. Napoli. He won one Italian title with Roma in the 1941–42 season; this was the club's first ever championship. With A.S. Roma he played 386 matches and scored 101 goals; in his entire career he played 423 matches and scored 174 goals.[2]

International career

Amadei represented the Italian national team on 13 occasions between 1949 and 1953, scoring 7 goals;[4] he participated in the 1950 FIFA World Cup with Italy.[5]



A.S. Roma[2]



  2. 1 2 3 4 Brian Glanville (25 November 2013). "Amedeo Amadei obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  3. 1 2 "A.S. Roma Hall of Fame: 2013". A.S. Roma. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  4. "Convocazioni e presenze in campo: Amadei, Amadeo" (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 5 June 2015.

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