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  • Death of former Celt, Rolando Ugolini

    Death of former Celt, Rolando Ugolini

    By: Newsroom Staff on 11 Apr, 2014 09:46

  • EVERYONE at Celtic is saddened to hear of the passing of Rolando Ugolini, who has died at the age of 89.

    The former goalkeeper, who was born in Italy, spent four years at Celtic between 1944-48, making five appearances for the club.

    His debut came in a Charity Cup game against Partick Thistle in May 1945. The match finished 1-1, and was decided on corners, which Celtic won 9-2.

    Rolando’s rival for the goalkeeping jersey at Celtic was the great Willie Miller, and eventually he moved to Middlesbrough in search of regular first-team football.

    And it was at Middlesbrough that he made his name, making over 300 appearances for the club, and becoming a legendary figure there.

    He did make one final appearance at Celtic Park, playing for Dundee United in match on December 10, 1960, which finished 1-1.

    The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic are with Rolando’s family and friends at this very sad time.


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