Ivano Blason

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Ivano Blason
Personal information
Full name Ivano Blason
Date of birth (1923-05-24)24 May 1923
Place of birth San Lorenzo di Mossa, Italy
Date of death 13 March 2002(2002-03-13) (aged 78)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1944 Pro Gorizia 11 (?)
1945–1950 Triestina 149 (12)
1950–1954 Inter 85 (5)
1954–1955 Verona 15 (1)
1955–1962 Padova 176 (3)
National team
1950 Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ivano Blason (Italian pronunciation: [iˈvaːno blaˈzon; -ˈzɔn]; 24 May 1923 – 13 March 2002) was an Italian football player. He was a defender, who is credited with being one of the first sweepers in world football, he represented Italy at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Ivano Blason was born in San Lorenzo di Mossa, near Province of Gorizia.

His older brother Giacomo Blason played football professionally as well. To distinguish them, Giacomo was referred to as Blason I and Ivano as Blason II.