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Mauro Bellugi

Italian footballer

Mauro Bellugi
Mauro Bellugi with Inter Milan in 1972
Personal information
Full name Mauro Bellugi
Date of birth (1950-02-07)7 February 1950
Place of birth Buonconvento, Italy
Date of death 20 February 2021(2021-02-20) (aged 71)
Place of death Milan, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1974 Inter Milan 90 (1)
1974–1979 Bologna 93 (0)
1979–1980 Napoli 30 (0)
1980–1981 Pistoiese 20 (0)
Total 233 (1)
National team
1972–1980 Italy 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mauro Bellugi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmauro belˈluːdʒi]; 7 February 1950 – 20 February 2021) was an Italian footballer who played as a defender.[1]

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Club career

Bellugi started his career with Inter Milan, making his debut for them on 31 August 1969 in a Coppa Italia match. In five seasons with Inter he played 90 Serie A matches, and 137 times in all senior competitions.[2]

Bellugi later also played for Bologna F.C. (1974–79), S.S.C. Napoli (1979–80) and A.C. Pistoiese (1980–81).[1]

Mauro Bellugi Club career articles: 6

International career

Bellugi played 31 matches for the Italy national football team from 1972 to 1979.[1] He played five games in the 1978 FIFA World Cup,[3] where Italy managed a fourth-place finish, and was also in the squad for the 1974 tournament.[4] His final game for Italy was against Switzerland in Udine on 17 November 1979.[5] He was an unused member of the Italian squad that managed a fourth-place finish at UEFA Euro 1980 on home soil.

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Bellugi died from complications from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, thirteen days after his 71st birthday.[6]

Mauro Bellugi Death articles: 2


  1. ^ a b c "Mauro Bellugi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ "Mauro Bellugi". Inter.it archive. FC Internazionale Milano Spa. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ FIFA stats
  4. ^ Italy 1974 WC Squad
  5. ^ List of international appearances at RSSSF
  6. ^ Il calcio piange Mauro Bellugi: se ne va a 71 anni l’ex difensore dell’Inter (in Italian)