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Francesco Mauro

Biographical information

Full nameFrancesco•Mauro
Used nameFrancesco•Mauro
Born3 March 1887 in Domodossola, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (ITA)
Died13 January 1952 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
NOC Italy


Francesco Mauro was a football manager and sports administrator. He was one of the leading members of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and was President of the Lazio Regional Committee of the FIGC in the 1914/15 season, when he also held the position of vice-president of the National Federation. Having already served compulsory military service, Mauro did not serve in World War I but remained at home and looked after the affairs of the FIGC.

In the 1917/18 season, Mauro presented the Mauro Cup, a competition reserved for first category teams from Lombardy, but after his failure to award the prize to A. C. Milan, accusations were made against Mauro and there were calls for his resignation. At the first post-war assembly of the FIGC on 13 April 1919, Mauro’s offer of resignation was rejected by the FIGC. He went on to become commissioner of the FIGC between 1921-23, when he was also president of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). In the 1919/20 season, along with Giovanni Resegotti, Mauro led Internazionale Milano to win their second Italian championship, beating Livorno 3-2 in the final. Mauro became president of the club in 1920, and held that position until 1923.

In 1948 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the FIGC, Mauro was honoured with the “Pioneer of Italian Football” award. His younger brother Giovanni was a well-known football referee.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano 1921—1923 ITA Francesco Mauro

Olympic family relations