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Egidio Calloni

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Full nameEgidio Calloni
Height1.80 m
Playing positionStriker

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Egidio Calloni (born 1 December 1952 in Busto Arsizio, Province of Varese) is an Italian former football striker, best known for his stint at AC Milan.

An Internazionale youth system product, he then moved to Varese and then on loan to Serie C club Verbania. He returned at Varese in 1972, scoring 23 goals in two Serie B seasons, being noted by AC Milan. Signed by the rossoneri in 1974, he played four seasons with AC Milan as a regular, scoring 31 goals in 101 matches. He became however famous for his several striking mistakes which brought popular journalist Gianni Brera to nickname him "sciagurato Egidio" (Egidio the wretched), after a minor character from Alessandro Manzoni's novel The Betrothed.

He then played with little success with several other Serie A teams, such as Verona and Perugia, being a backup for Paolo Rossi in the latter. He then moved to Serie B club Palermo, scoring 11 goals in 29 matches (including a single match in the 1981-82 season) and being the rosanero topscorer in 1980-81. He then returned to play at Serie A level with Como, failing however to impress, being featured only eight times, and scoring two goals. He retired in 1982, aged 30.

Calloni currently works as an agent for a national gelato company of Italy. He was in the news in 2007 after having been involved in a car accident following a cerebral ischemia attack.

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