|Place of birth Milan, Italy|
Name Carlo Annovazzi
Place of death Milan, Italy
|Playing position |
|Date of birth (1925-05-24)24 May 1925|
Date of death 10 October 1980(1980-10-10) (aged 55)
Died October 10, 1980, Milan, Italy
Carlo Annovazzi (24 May 1925 – 10 October 1980) was an Italian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was usually deployed as a right-sided, central, or defensive midfielder, although he was also capable of playing in defence. A large and physically imposing player, despite his deeper playing role, he was known for his eye for goal as a footballer, and was also an accurate penalty kick taker; during his time with A.C. Milan, he successfully converted all eight of the spot kicks he took.
Throughout his club career, Annovazzi played for A.C. Milan, Atalanta, Anconitana, Pro Patria and Città di Castello. He made his Serie A debut with Milan in a 1–1 away draw against Modena on 16 December 1945. He was a member of the Milan side that won the 1950–51 Serie A title, after a 44-year title drought, as well as the Coppa Latina; he contributed to the team's title success by scoring 17 goals throughout the season, 16 of which came in Serie A, and one in the Coppa Latina.
At international level, Annovazzi also represented the Italian national side at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He made his international debut in a 3–1 home win over Czechoslovakia on 14 December 1947. In total, he made 17 appearances for Italy between 1947 and 1952, during a time in which most of the team was composed of players from the legendary Grande Torino side of the 40s, and was Italy's captain between 1951 and 1952.