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Franco Causio
Franco Causio
Personal information
Full name Franco Causio
Date of birth February 1, 1949 (1949-02-01) (age 60)
Place of birth    Lecce, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club retired
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1964–1965
1965–1966
1966–1968
1968–1969
1969–1970
1970–1981
1981–1984
1984–1985
1985–1986
1986–1988
1964–1988
Lecce
Sambenedettese
Juventus
Reggina
Palermo
Juventus
Udinese
Inter
Lecce
Triestina
Total
003 0(0)
013 0(0)
001 0(0)
030 0(5)
022 0(3)
304 (49)
083 (11)
024 0(0)
026 0(3)
064 0(5)
570 (76)   
National team
1972–1983 Italy 063 0(6)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Franco Causio (born on February 1, 1949) is an Italian former footballer who played for Juventus for many years in the 1970s and 1980s. He is considered one of the most talented Italian players of all time.

Biography

Causio was born in Lecce (Puglia), and moved to Juventus when he was just 17.

After some years on loan in Serie B (playing in Reggina and Palermo), he returned to Juventus in during 1970. For 11 years he wore number 7 for Juventus, and played with other famous players like Roberto Bettega, Marco Tardelli, Dino Zoff and Beppe Furino, winning 6 scudettos and a UEFA cup.

In this period his popularity reached its peak: Causio became the main idol of the southern Italians who supported Juventus.

In 1981 he moved to Udinese where he played for 3 years, teaming up with Brazilian superstar Zico. Then he played in his city football team, Lecce, in its debut in Serie A (1985/86). Subsequently he signed for Inter. He finished his career playing for Serie B team Triestina at the age of 39.

He made his debut with Italian national football team on April 29, 1972 (Italy-Belgium). He was in the Italian squad at the WC 1974, WC 1978 and WC 1982, which was won by Italy.

His nickname was "The Baron", because of his stylish moves on the pitch and his well-educated and fair attitude in life.

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Simple English

Franco Causio
Personal information
Full name Franco Causio
Date of birth 1 February 1949 (1949-02-01) (age 62)
Place of birth    Lecce, Italy
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1964-1965
1965-1966
1966-1968
1968-1969
1969-1970
1970-1981
1981-1984
1984-1985
1985-1986
1986-1988
Lecce
Sambenedettese
Juventus
Reggina
Palermo
Juventus
Udinese
Internazionale Milano
Lecce
Triestina
National team
1972-1983 Italy

Franco Causio (born 1 February, 1949) is a former Italian football player. He has played for Italy national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
ItalyLeague
1964-65LecceSerie C30
1965-66SambenedetteseSerie C130
1966-67JuventusSerie A00
1967-6810
1968-69RegginaSerie B305
1969-70PalermoSerie A223
1970-71JuventusSerie A206
1971-72306
1972-73288
1973-74282
1974-75287
1975-76295
1976-77305
1977-78303
1978-79301
1979-80264
1980-81252
1981-82UdineseSerie A265
1982-83273
1983-84303
1984-85Internazionale MilanoSerie A240
1985-86LecceSerie A263
1986-87TriestinaSerie B295
1987-88350
CountryItaly 57076
Total 57076

International career statistics

[2]

Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
197241
197350
197450
197530
197690
197761
1978121
197941
198092
198100
198250
198310
Total636

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