Cesare Alberti was born in San Giorgio di Piano on 30 August 1904. He made his debut in the first team of Bologna at just sixteen, becoming for everyone “Mimmo” and immediately showing his talent. Centrating overwhelming, in three seasons he played 45 games in rossoblù, scoring 32 goals.

Injured to his knee, he was the first player in Italy to undergo surgery to remove the meniscus, and in the 1924-25 season he returned to the field with the Genoa shirt.

Cesare Alberti died suddenly on the night of March 14, 1926, at only twenty-one. Officially, for a viral infection after a seafood dinner. But on that premature end the years have spread the dust of mystery.