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Rino Ferrario

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Full nameRino Ferrario
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1.2 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Rino Ferrario (born December 7, 1926 in Albiate Brianza, Milan) was an Italian football (soccer) player.

He was one of five players selected to the Italian national team for the 1954 World Cup that did not see any action (the others are Cervato, Costagliola, Gratton and Pivatelli).

Nicknamed 'mobilia' for his rugby player-like physique (he was one of the biggest players ever on the national team to that point), Ferrario in defensive midfield was impossible to knock down, difficult to get by. With these talents he became a starter at Juventus winning the position from Carlo Parola. At Juventus he won two championships, the first in 1952 and the other in 1958 as well a one Coppa Italia before closing his career at Torino at thirty-five years of age. Ferrario was a great competitor, one that sweeps the area with the impetus of a gladiator for which he would be frequently involved in crucial plays. A notable instance with the national team at Budapest was a confrontation with local hero Kocsis in a 1955 game where Italy lost 2-0 that nearly started a riot between the Italians and Magyars.

For the 'Azzurri' he earned 10 caps between 1952 and 1958 always having outstanding performances.

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