Giancarlo Bercellino

Giancarlo Bercellino
Bercellino with Juventus in the 1960s
Personal information
Full name Giancarlo Bercellino
Date of birth (1941-10-09) 9 October 1941
Place of birth Gattinara, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 Alessandria 36 (2)
1961–1969 Juventus[1] 154 (10)
1969–1970 Brescia 22 (0)
1970 Lazio
National team
1965–1968 Italy 6 (0)
* 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.

Club career

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.[2]

International career

At international level, Barcellino represented Italy on six occasions between 1965 and 1968, and was a member of the team that won UEFA Euro 1968 on home soil.

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.[2]








  1. Giancarlo Bercellino's statistics at Juventus –
  2. 1 2 3 Stefano Bedeschi (9 October 2013). "Gli eroi in bianconero: Giancarlo BERCELLINO" (in Italian). Tutto Juve. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
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