Bercellino with Juventus in the 1960s
|Full name||Giancarlo Bercellino|
|Date of birth||9 October 1941|
|Place of birth||Gattinara, Italy|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Giancarlo Bercellino (Italian pronunciation: [dʒaŋˈkarlo bertʃelˈliːno]; 9 October 1941 in Gattinara), is a former Italian footballer who played as a defender. He is sometimes referred to as Bercellino I, because his brother Silvino Bercellino was also a football player. His father Teresio Bercellino also played football professionally in the Serie A.
At club level Bercellino was most famous for his time with Juventus with whom he played over 200 games with in all competitions between 1961 and 1969, scoring 14 goals, and winning a Serie A title and the Coppa Italia. He also played for Alessandria, Brescia and Lazio.
Style of play
Bercellino began his career as a centre-forward in his youth, who was known for his dynamism, energy, excellent dribbling skills and powerful and accurate striking ability, which also made him an accurate set-piece and penalty taker. He was later deployed as a defender, where he excelled due to his consistency and tenacious style of play, which made him effective in defending one on one situations. In this new role defensive, he stood out for his physical strength, ability in the air, and his anticipation, although he was also known for his technique and goalsoring ability from defence.
- Giancarlo Bercellino's statistics at Juventus – MyJuve.it
- Stefano Bedeschi (9 October 2013). "Gli eroi in bianconero: Giancarlo BERCELLINO" (in Italian). Tutto Juve. Retrieved 4 August 2016.