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Sources / Further Reading

This infograph is purely intended as an introduction to catenaccio and some of the key figures involved in its development.  If you'd like to learn more about any of the topics touched upon so unsatisfactorily above, I've listed a selection of the many articles and books that were used to inform the infograph right here...

Inverting the Pyramid - Jonathan Wilson

Calcio: A History of Italian Football - John Foot

World Soccer Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 9 (June 1962) - Interview with Karl Rappan (thanks Soccerbilia.co.uk)

'Vianema' - (Wikipedia *translated from Italian)

Catenaccio: Inter’s Tactical Set-Up Under Helenio Herrera (Outside of the Boot)

Football’s Greatest Managers: #4 Helenio Herrera (Equaliser Blog)

Milan Fact: Viani’s Winning System (Milan Legends)

Antonio Valese (Wikipedia *translated from Italian)

Nereo Rocco Profile (la Repubblica *translated from Italian)

Piccola Storia della Tattica (MondoSportivo *translated from Italian)

LAVAGNA TATTICA, il catenaccio all'italiana (Invasore di Campo *translated from Italian)

La historia de la legendaria muralla italiana: Nereo Rocco (Biobiochile *translated from Spanish)