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Antonio Permunian (1955)
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Date of birth (1930-08-15)15 August 1930
Place of birth Bellinzona, Switzerland
Date of death 5 March 2020(2020-03-05) (aged 89)
Place of death Bellinzona
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1960 AC Bellinzona
1960–1966 FC Luzern
1966–1968 AC Bellinzona
National team
1955–1962 Switzerland 11 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Antonio Permunian (15 August 1930 – 5 March 2020) was a Swiss football goalkeeper who played for Switzerland in the 1962 FIFA World Cup.

Permunian played his youth football with his local team AC Bellinzona and started his active football career in their first team in 1948. In that year Bellinzona won the Swiss Football League Championship. He transferred to FC Luzern in 1960 and played there for six years. He returned to Bellinzona to end his active career.

He recalled the international game Switzerland against Hungary on 17 September 1955 in the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise with 45,000 spectators as the "match of his life". The Swiss team lost the game 4 - 5, but Permunian remembered Puskás, Kocsis and Hidegkuti running non-stop towards his goal. He played all games bare handed, but soon after this game he bought his first pair of goalie-gloves and was the first goalkeeper in Switzerland to play with gloves. Permunian lived in Bellinzona.



  • Swiss Football League Champion: 1948
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