Bruno Bolchi, Italian Football Manager And First Panini Player, Dies At 82


Bruno Bolchi, Italian Football Manager And First Panini Player, dies at 82. Both a midfielder and a football manager, Bruno Bolchi was from Italy. Throughout his career, he represented the Italy national team as well as Inter, Verona, Atalanta, and Torino. The original Panini sticker, which was released in 1961, featured Bolchi.


Bruno Bolchi, Italian Football Manager


Bruno Bolchi, Italian Football Manager And First Panini Player, dies at 82

The sticker business said on Twitter that Bruno Bolchi, a former midfielder for Italy and Inter Milan who was featured on the first Panini card printed in 1961, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 82.

Since 1970, the Panini Group, which has its headquarters in Modena, Italy, has created World Cup sticker books and player cards for every competition. The hunt for the stickers in Argentina has thrown the soccer-obsessed country into a frenzy and left many retailers with no inventory to sell in advance of this year’s World Cup in Qatar.


How Old Is Bruno Bolchi? Family, Early Life

On February 21, 1940, Bruno Bolchi was born in Milan, Italy (82 years old). He is of Caucasian origin and has Italian nationality. Pisces is his zodiac sign.

We don’t have a lot of specific information on his family. Verified information on his family will be given later.


Who is Bruno Bolchi Wife And Who Is His Children?

There isn’t much information available online concerning Bruno Bolchi’s wife and kids. It appears that he led a more sedate personal life.


Bruno Bolchi Professional Career

At the age of 18, Bruno Bolchi of F.C. Internazionale Milano made his Serie A debut against S.S.C. Napoli on May 18, 1958. He played for the Nerazzurri for six seasons, gaining 109 caps, ten goals, and the nickname “Maciste” for to his intimidating stature, strength, and aggressive style of play. He was the team captain from 1961 to 1962. He had a lot of success while playing for the team, winning the Serie A title in 1963 and the European Cup in 1964.

Before returning to the top division to play for Atalanta and Torino, where his playing days came to an end in 1970, he next played for Serie B outfit Verona. He had also won the Coppa Italia in 1968 with the latter club. All four of Bolchi’s appearances for Italy’s national team came in 1961. Bolchi started working as a coach in 1971 with Pro Patria, a Seconda Categoria team at the time (at the time, Seconda Categoria was the sixth level of Italian football).

In 1974, he started working as a qualified coach at Sorrento. He was also the coach of Pistoiese, which was promoted to Serie B after winning the Serie C championship in 1976–1977.  In 1982, he took over as the head coach of Cesena, a Serie A side, but was unable to prevent its relegation.


He Is A Coach in Serie A

Bolchi has only been able to achieve coaching in Serie A twice since then, despite having an extensive coaching career in Italy. After two consecutive promotions from Serie C1 (winning the 1983-84 Serie C1 title), Bolchi was unable to prevent the biancorossi from being relegated in 1985-86, his third season as Bari’s manager.

Before 2007, he was the head coach of Pisa in Serie A, but he was fired after the 22nd matchday. On April 23, 2007, with just five games remaining in the league, Bolchi was named head coach of Messina. In Serie C in 1975–1976 and Serie B at the end of the 2002–2003 season, he had previously served as club captain. Due to his failure to prevent relegation and Messina’s dismal league standing prior to his employment, he eventually decided to give up football after the season.


What Is Bruno Bolchi Net Worth?

Since no details about Bruno Bolchi’s earnings have been made public, it is currently impossible to calculate his net worth.


Which School And College Did He Attend To?

The names of Bruno Bolchi’s colleges and universities have not yet been released.


Is Bruno Bolchi Active On Social Media Platform?

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are the only social media sites where Bruno Bolchi is not active.

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