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Achille Piccini

Full name: Achille Piccini
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 24, 1911 in Carrara, Massa e Carrara, Italy
Died: February 14, 1995 in Carrara, Massa e Carrara, Italy
Affiliations: Fiorentina, Firenze (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Achille Piccini played as a central defender or defensive midfielder. He was born and raised in Carrara, where he played his first seasons as a regular in the Prima Divisione. In 1933 he moved to Prato, and made his début in Serie A the following year for Fiorentina. He remained with the Tuscan club until 1938, and then went to Naples, Lucca, and finally Bari, where he made his last appearances in Serie A in 1941. In total he played 83 times in Serie A, scoring two goals. During the war he returned to his native Carrara and competed in Serie C. He closed his career in the 1945-46 season with US Anconitana as player-coach. Piccini made his début with the national team in the encounter with the United States at the Olympics in 1936. A foul by Piccini prompted the German referee to send him off, but he refused to leave. At one point, six Italian players surrounded him and clamped their hands over his mouth. The referee gave up and Piccini was allowed to finish the game and played all subsequent matches, including the final against Austria. The same year he was fielded against Czechoslovakia for a total of five appearances in the national A team, and two more with the national B team. In 1947 he started a short-lived coaching career with Serie C clubs Catania, AS Drepanum and, finally, his home team Carrarese.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Football Men's Football Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Football Italy ITA Final Standings 1 1936-08-03 0 0 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Football Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1936-08-15 ITA 2, AUT 1 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Football Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-10 ITA 2, NOR 1 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Football Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-07 ITA 8, JPN 0 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Football Italy ITA Round One Match #1 1 1936-08-03 ITA 1, USA 0 0
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