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Totonero 1980 or Totonero was a scandal of match fixing in Italy in 1980 in Italian Serie A and Serie B. It was uncovered on 23 March 1980 by the Guardia di Finanza, after the spalling of two Roman shopkeepers, Fabio Trinca and Massimo Cruciani, who declared that some Italian football players sold the football-matches for money.

The principal protagonists in this scandal were Milan, Lazio, Perugia, Bologna, Avellino (Serie A), Taranto and Palermo (Serie B). Notably, Paolo Rossi was suspended for three years (reduced to two on appeal), and returned just in time to help Italy win the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[1]

Club punishments

  • Milan (Serie A); relegated to Serie B.[2]
  • Lazio (Serie A); relegated to Serie B.[2]
  • Avellino (Serie A); -5 in Serie A 1980-81.
  • Bologna (Serie A); -5 in Serie A 1980-81.
  • Perugia (Sereie A); -5 in Serie A 1980-81.
  • Palermo (Serie B); -5 in Serie B 1980-81.
  • Taranto (Serie B); -5 in Serie B 1980-81.



  • Felice Colombo (Milan's president); disbar.
  • Tommaso Fabretti (Bologna's president); 1 year.


  • Claudio Pellegrini (Avellino); 6 years.
  • Massimo Cacciatori (Lazio); 5 years (disbar in original punishment).
  • Enrico Albertosi (Milan); 4 years (disbar in original punishment).
  • Bruno Giordano (Lazio); 3 years and 6 months.
  • Lionello Manfredonia (Lazio); 3 years and 6 months.
  • Carlo Petrini (Bologna); 3 years and 6 months.
  • Guido Magherini (Palermo); 3 years and 6 months.
  • Giuseppe Savoldi (Napoli); 3 years and 6 months.
  • Lionello Massimelli (Palermo); 3 years.
  • Luciano Zecchini (Perugia); 3 years.
  • Giuseppe Wilson (Lazio); 3 years (disbar in original punishment).
  • Paolo Rossi (Perugia); 2 years (3 years in original punishment).[1]
  • Franco Cordova (Avellino); 1 year and 2 months.
  • Carlo Merlo (Lecce); 1 year.
  • Giorgio Morini (Milan); 1 year (1 year and 10 months in original punishment).
  • Stefano Chiodi (Milan); 6 months.
  • Maurizio Montesi (Lazio); 4 months.
  • Franco Colomba (Bologna); 3 months.
  • Oscar Damiani (Napoli); 3 months.




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