Antonio Valentin Angelillo
Antonio Valentin Angelillo is a former Italian Argentine football (soccer) player. He played most of his career with the Italian Seria A and is noted for being a member of both the Italian and Argentine national teams. While on the field, he played Inside Forward.
Angelillo was born on September 5, 1937 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started his professional career in 1952 when he played for Arsenal de Sarandi. In 1955, he played with Racing Club de Avellaneda, and was later on moved to play for Boca Juniors in 1956.
When he moved to play for Italy, Angelillo, together with fellow Argentine footballer Omar Sivori and Humberto Maschio, acquired the name ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’. This is due to their typical South American skin color and their flare in the field. The three players were also known as the ‘Trio of Death’.
He played 127 games for Internazionale from 1957 to 1961. In his 1958/1959 season, he scored 33 goals in 33 games. This led him to become the tournament’s top scorer. From 1961 to 1965, Angelillo played with AS Roma. He also spends a season with AC Milan.
Angelillo played 11 matches for the Argentina National Team where he scored 11 goals. He appeared twice on the Italian National Team after his move to Italy. After retiring, he chose to remain in Italy where he coached several lower division teams. He is currently living in Arezzo where he still serves as an Inter Scout.