A.c. Monza 1912 - Hall of Fame - Luigi Radice
Name Luigi Radice
Nationality italy
Date of birth 15-01-1935
Place of birth Cesano Maderno
Seasons in Monza 1969-1970
Caps and goals
Role Defender


As a player, Luigi Radice played with Milan, Triestina and Padova embodying the prototype of the pure marker, in the left-back position during the fifties and sixties. Raised in the AC Milan youth team and passed to the first team with little luck (19 appearances in three seasons although spiced by two badges), Radice first passed to the halberds then to Padua where he gave excellent results deserving the call to Milan, where he became the protagonist of the league 1961/1962 and the victory in the European Cup in the following season. He was forced to quit his football career following a serious knee injury.


Luigi Radice started and finished training in Monza (in 1969/70 the first experience, in 1998 the last) but he had his greatest satisfaction in the 1975/76 season: he is still the only coach capable of winning him Scudetto with the Torino team after the Superga tragedy and in the same year he was awarded the Golden Sower prize as best manager of the year. The Lombard coach also led other prestigious teams on the Italian scene such as Milan (1981/82), Inter (1983/84), Roma (1989/90), Cagliari and Fiorentina (from 1991 to 1993) where in the second season, he finds an inexplicable exemption for disagreements with the vice-president Vittorio Cecchi Gori: he leaves the team in the middle of the championship second in the standings, without him the viola will find a sensational relegation in that same tournament. Radice was also the author of one of the most glorious pages of football in Romagna, having led Cesena for the first time in history to promotion to Serie A obtained at the end of the 1972-1973 season.

In 2004 he received the civic merit of Cesano Maderno, the city in which he was born and took the first steps of his football career.