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Valerio Bacigalupo

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Full nameValerio Bacigalupo
Date of birth12 March 1924
Place of birthVado Ligure, Italy
Date of death4 May 1949(age 25)
Place of deathSuperga, Italy
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Valerio Bacigalupo (12 March 1924 4 May 1949) was an Italian association football goalkeeper from Vado Ligure, Savona. He started his career with home province side Savona. After a brief spell at Genoa he moved to Torino where he won Serie A four times in a row.

Bacigalupo older brother, Manlio Bacigalupo, also played professional football. Valerio was called up to the Italian national football team five times. He died in the Superga air disaster with most of the Il Grande Torino team.

After his death, the club where he started his career, Savona renamed its ground Stadio Valerio Bacigalupo in his honour.

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