Guido Ara

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Guido Ara
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Personal information
Date of birth (1888-08-28)28 August 1888[1]
Place of birth Vercelli, Italy
Date of death 22 March 1975(1975-03-22) (aged 86)[2]
Place of death Florence, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1921 Pro Vercelli 163 (7)
National team
1911–1920 Italy 13 (1)
Teams managed
1919–1926 Pro Vercelli
1927–1929 Comense
1934–1937 Fiorentina
1932–1934 Pro Vercelli
1937–1940 Roma
1940–1941 A.C. Milan
1941–1944 Genoa
1946–1947 Fiorentina
1947–1948 Lecco
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Guido Ara (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡwiːdo ˈaːra]; 28 August 1888 – 2 July 1975) was an Italian association footballer and manager who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Hailing from Vercelli in the region of Piedmont, Ara is most noted for his entire playing career at his hometown side Pro Vercelli, where he was a one club man, winning six Serie A titles; during the club's entire history they only won seven.

International career[edit]

At international level, Ara represented Italy. He was named in Italy's squad for the 1920 Summer Olympics, but did not play in any matches.[3]

Managing career[edit]

Ara went on to manage some of the top clubs in Italy, including Pro Vercelli; he managed the club when they won their seventh and final scudetto title, meaning that Ara was at Pro Vercelli when the club won all of its seven Italian Football Championship titles. He later also coached A.C. Milan during the 1940–41 season.[2]



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Pro Vercelli


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  2. ^ a b c "Guido Ara" (in Italian). Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Guido Ara". Olympedia. Retrieved 15 August 2021.