Raffaele Sansone

Raffaele Sansone
Personal information
Date of birth 20 September 1910
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 11 September 1994
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931 Peñarol ? (?)
1931–44 Bologna 52 (9)
1933–34 Peñarol ? (?)
1934–44 Bologna 239 (32)
1945–46 Napoli 1 (0)
National team
1932 Italy 3 (0)
Teams managed
1945–46 Napoli
1951 Bologna
1952–53 Bari

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

Raffaele Sansone (20 September 1910 11 September 1994) was an Italo-Uruguayan football player and coach from Montevideo, Uruguay, who played as a midfielder.

Club career

After beginning his career in Uruguay with Peñarol, Sansone spent over a decade playing club football for Italian club Bologna, winning the Serie A title four times, and the Mitropa Cup twice. After that he moved to Napoli where he played one game before retiring; he then he became a manager.[1]

International career

Sansone was also called up by the Italian national football team as an oriundo; he was allowed to play for Italy due to his parents being from Salerno.[2] He turned out for the azzurri a total of three times.





  1. "Sansone Profile". Enciclopedia Del Calcio. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. Sappino, Marco (2000). Dizionario biografico enciclopedico di un secolo del calcio italiano, Volume 2. Milano: Baldini & Castoldi. ISBN 88-8089-862-0. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
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