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Rodolfo Volk

Rodolfo Volk
Personal information
Full nameRodolfo Volk
Date of birth(1906-01-14)14 January 1906
Place of birthFiume, Austria-Hungary
Date of death2 October 1983(1983-10-02) (aged 77)
Place of deathNemi, Italy
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
0000–1928U.S. Fiumana?(?)
1928–1933A.S. Roma157(103)
1933–Pisa Calcio?(?)
National team
Italy B5(5)
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rodolfo Volk (Sometimes italianized in Rodolfo Folchi) (born 14 January 1906 in Fiume – died 2 October 1983 in Nemi) was a Croatian-Italian footballer.

He is the third goalscorer in A.S. Roma's history, having scored 103 goals in over 150 appearances.

Biography

He was born in Fiume in 1906 and began to play for the U.S. Fiumana, team of his city; he was a powerful striker.

He played a non-official match with Fiorentina under the fake surname of Bolteni, this was due to the fact that he was serving the military service and couldn't do any onther activity.

In 1928 he was signed up by the barely constituted A.S. Roma and became one of its the most important player during the '20s and the '30s. He was the first official goalscorer in Campo Testaccio, the first Roma's stadium.

Playing an amount of 150 games with the Giallorossi scoring 103 goals, he was the scorer of the first Derby della Capitale, a 1-0 victory against S.S. Lazio in 1929.

During the season 1930-31 he became Serie A Topscorer with 29 goals in 33 games, helping Roma to finish as runners-up.

He left Roma in 1933 for personal problems with Enrique Guaita and Elvio Banchero and was signed up by Pisa.

When he finished his football career, he worked as janitor in Rome, and died in 1983 in misery in the town of Nemi.

References

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