ROLANDO UGOLINI (1944-48)
Born in Lucca in 1924 – the town where Caesar, Pompey and Crassus apparently divided the Roman Republic among them – Rolando Ugolini came to Scotland at the age of three. He joined Celtic in March 1944, though it would be over a year before he made his debut. That came in an extraordinary Charity Cup match against Partick Thistle at Firhill. The game finished 1-1 but Celtic won the contest 9-2 on corners. He was only to make a total of five appearances for Celtic, mainly due to the fact that the great Willie Miller was the club’s top keeper and, unfortunately, Ugolini didn’t manage to keep a single clean sheet. He joined Middlesborough in 1948 and had nine great years with them. He played again at Celtic Park in 1960, this time for Dundee United, the score finishing 1-1.
PAOLO DI CANIO (1996-97)
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