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Romeo Benetti
Personal information
Full name Romeo Benetti
Date of birth 20 October 1945 (1945-10-20) (age 64)
Place of birth    Verona, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current club Retired
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1968–1969
1969–1970
1970–1976
1976–1980
1979–1981
Juventus F.C.
U.C. Sampdoria
AC Milan
Juventus F.C.
A.S. Roma
033 0(5)
027 0(8)
128 (46)
126 (18)
040 (13)   
National team
1971–1980 Italy 055 0(2)

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

Romeo Benetti (born 20 October 1945 in Albaredo d'Adige) is a former Italian footballer.

The wide midfield player started his career in 1968 with Juventus. However, he joined Sampdoria on loan for one season. His breakthrough came in the 1970/1971 Serie A season, when he joined A.C. Milan. In 1971 he made his debut for Italy.

In 1976 he returned to Juventus and won the 1977 and 1978 Scudetti. As his career came to an end he transferred to Roma in 1979.

Benetti was a pioneer of the Italian midfielder who also took his defensive duties very seriously. He was very much an attacking winger with a hard tackle and stamina.

In 2007 he was voted in at number 30 in a list of footballs 50 greatest hardmen by times online.

He won 55 caps and was member of the Italian squads in FIFA World Cup 1974 and FIFA World Cup 1978. He was voted into Italy's all time world cup team by website PlanetWorldCup.com and its members.

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Romeo Benetti
Personal information
Full name Romeo Benetti
Date of birth 20 October 1945 (1945-10-20) (age 65)
Place of birth    Verona, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1963-1964
1964-1965
1965-1967
1967-1968
1968-1969
1969-1970
1970-1976
1976-1979
1979-1981
Bolzano
Siena
Taranto
Palermo
Juventus
Sampdoria
Milan
Juventus
Roma
National team
1971-1980 Italy

Romeo Benetti (born 20 October, 1945) is a former Italian football player. He has played for Italy national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
ItalyLeague
1963-64BolzanoSerie D3210
1964-65SienaSerie C317
1965-66TarantoSerie C307
1966-67334
1967-68PalermoSerie B352
1968-69JuventusSerie A241
1969-70SampdoriaSerie A272
1970-71MilanSerie A286
1971-72294
1972-73297
1973-74265
1974-75285
1975-76305
1976-77JuventusSerie A304
1977-78275
1978-79263
1979-80RomaSerie A251
1980-8120
CountryItaly 49288
Total 49288

International career statistics

[2]

Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
197130
197240
197360
197460
197550
197680
197761
1978121
197910
198040
Total552

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