Gino Rossetti

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Gino Rossetti
Personal information
Date of birth (1904-11-07)7 November 1904
Place of birth La Spezia, Italy
Date of death 16 May 1992(1992-05-16) (aged 87)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
1922–1923 Spezia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1926 Spezia 103 (35)
1926–1933 Torino 212 (134)
1933–1937 Napoli 120 (27)
1937–1938 Torino 7 (1)
1938–1939 Spezia 26 (9)
1939–1941 Macerata 10 (2)
National team
1927–1929 Italy 13 (9)
Teams managed
1938–1939 Spezia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gino Rossetti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒiːno rosˈsetti]; 7 November 1904 – 16 May 1992) was an Italian football manager and former footballer who played as a forward.

He jointly holds the record for the all-time most goals scored in a single Italian league season at 36 goals with Torino during the 1928–29 season

He competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics with the Italy national football team, where he won a bronze medal.

Club career


Rossetti began his career as a left-winger, and debuted at the age of fifteen in the 1919–20 championship with Virtus Spezia. After one more season he went to play with Spezia, who played in Division II. On the penultimate day of the 1923–24 season he was involved in a home game against Torino decided by his goal: the game was suspended several times by the referee for problems created by the public. The Piedmontese presented a complaint that was accepted, giving the team the victory in the table and subsequent victory of the group only after the national finals, played without Torino who were considered eliminated in the meantime.


Rossetti later transferred to Torino, and contributed to the conquest of their first league title in 1926–27 (later revoked) and in 1927–28, scoring 19 goals (17 in group B and 2 in the final group) in the first season, and 23 (14 in group A and 9 in the final round) in the second. With Adolfo Baloncieri and Julio Libonatti he formed "the trio of wonders", Torino's prolific attack during the 1920s.

In the 1928–29 season, he lost a final against Bologna, with the team scoring 117 goals in 33 games (115 in the 30 matches of the first phase and 2 in the 3 final races for the award of the title). Rossetti closed the championship by scoring 36 goals in 30 games, setting the record of all-time most goals scored in a single Italian league season, later matched by Argentine Gonzalo Higuaín in the Serie A 2015–16 season.[1][2][3]

He remained in Turin until 1933, playing 212 league games and scoring 134 goals.

International career

He was a member of the Italian team, which won the bronze medal in the 1928 Summer Olympic football tournament.

Personal life

His brother, Giuseppe, was also a footballer, who was known as "Rosetti I", while Gino was known as "Rosettti II".








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  2. ^ "Higuain: 'I am so happy!'". Football Italia. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  3. ^ Chris Davie (14 May 2016). "Higuain makes Serie A history by breaking 66-year-old goalscoring record". Retrieved 14 May 2016.