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Armando Frigo

Armando Frigo
Personal information
Date of birth(1917-08-05)5 August 1917
Place of birthClinton, Indiana, United States
Date of death10 September 1943(1943-09-10) (aged 26)
Place of deathCrkvice, Nazi Croatia
Playing positionMidfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1934-1939ACIVI Vicenza92(36)
1939-1942Fiorentina46(6)
1942-1943Spezia6(0)
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 1942/43 season.
† Appearances (Goals).

Armando Frigo (Born: Clinton, Indiana on August 5, 1917. Died: September, 1943) was a former Italian-American soccer player. He was known as the second American-born player after Alfonso Negro to have played in Serie A.

Early life

Frigo left the U.S. at the age of eight with his parents. He grew up in Vicenza.

Soccer career

Frigo started with his hometown team Vicenza in Serie C. He was transferred to Fiorentina for the 1937-39 season, where he played 21 games and scored five goals. He went on to play a total of 43 games and score six goals. Before transferring to Spezia, he went to FC Juventus where he only played in 10 games and scored 5 goals. At the end of the 1942-43 season, he moved on to play for Spezia in Serie B.

Death

Armando Frigo served in the Italian Army during the World War II. When Italy switched sides during the war, he joined the army and, on one grey day in September 1943, was captured by the Nazis near the town of Crkvice and shot to death.

References

  • National Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Profile at L'enciclopedia del calcio
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