Pedro Petrone

Pedro Petrone

Pedro Petrone wearing Fiorentina shirt
Personal information
Full name Pedro Petrone Schiavone
Date of birth (1905-05-11)May 11, 1905
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death December 13, 1964(1964-12-13) (aged 59)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920-0000 Solferino Montevideo
0000-1924 Charley FC
1924-1931 Nacional 128 (146)
1931-1933 Fiorentina 44 (37)
1933-1934 Nacional 20 (30)
National team
1923-1930 Uruguay 29 (24)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro Petrone Schiavone (May 11, 1905 – December 13, 1964) was a Uruguayan footballer in the striker role. His nickname Artillero, meaning artilleryman or gunner in reference to his amazing goalscoring prowess.

In his career he played for Nacional, where he won two National Tournaments (1924, 1934) and in Italy with Fiorentina, where he played 44 games and scored 37 goals (Top goalscorer in Serie A 1931-32). Whilst in Italy, Petrone was timed in the hundred metres at 11 seconds and was said to be the fastest player in the League.

Two times golden medalist in the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics, Petrone also won the 1930 FIFA World Cup with Uruguay. He was 19 years and 1 month old when he received the 1924 gold medal and the tournament top-goalscorer award, still remaining to this day the youngest ever football golden medalist in the history of the Olympic Games.

Petrone won 29 official caps for Uruguay, scoring 24 goals, but early non-FIFA officiated matches would bring his record to 80 caps and 36 goals. He is currently seventh (7th) in the Uruguay top-goalscorers list.

He died in Montevideo at the age of 59 years.


Olympic medal record
Men's Football
1924 Paris Team competition
1928 Amsterdam Team competition
Preceded by
Rodolfo Volk
Serie A top scorer
Succeeded by
Felice Borel
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