|Date of birth
20 October 1945 |
|Place of birth
||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
|* 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. Benetti was a tenacious midfielder who was known for his stamina, charisma, determination, and leadership. Although he was initially deployed as a winger, he usually played in a defensive midfield role and his hard-tackling style of play epitomised the catenaccio tactics made famous by Italy during the 1970s. He was also known for his goal-scoring ability, despite being a predominately defensive player, due to his powerful and accurate striking ability from distance, as well as his reliable technique and distribution.
After winning the 1967-68 Serie B title with Palermo, Benetti started his Serie A career in 1968 with Juventus, making 24 appearances and scoring a goal during his first season with the club. However, he did not remain at the club for long, and he joined Sampdoria on loan during the next season. His breakthrough came in the 1970-1971 Serie A season, after joining A.C. Milan in 1970, helping the club to three consecutive second place finishes in the league between 1970-1973. During his time at the club, he won the 1972-73 European Cup Winners' Cup, as well as two Coppa Italia trophies during the 1971-72 and 1972-73 seasons, later being named the club's captain, inheriting the armband from team-mate Gianni Rivera.
In 1976 he returned to Juventus and won the 1976-77 and 1977-78 Serie A titles, as well as the 1976-77 UEFA Cup, and the Coppa Italia during the 1978-79 season. As his career came to an end he transferred to Roma in 1979, where he remained until 1981, winning two more consecutive Coppa Italia titles.
In 2007 he was voted in at number 30 in a list of football's 50 greatest hardmen by times online.
Benetti won 55 caps for Italy, scoring 2 goals throughout his international career, making his debut on the 25th September 1971 against Mexico. He was member of the Italian squads that took part in the FIFA World Cup 1974, and the FIFA World Cup 1978, where Italy finished in fourth place; Benetti scored a goal in the first round of the tournament, in a 3-1 victory over Hungary. He also took part at the 1980 UEFA European Championship with his country, on home soil, where he helped his team to the semi-finals, eventually finishing the tournament in fourth place. He was voted into Italy's all time world cup team by website PlanetWorldCup.com and its members.
Sources and external links
Romeo Benetti with Italy
Profile of the great italian midfielder of the seventies, who starred for Italy in the world cups 1974 and 1978. Benetti played for Milan, Juventus and Roma, having his glorious days with Juventus....
Entrata killer di Benetti su Castellini nel Derby
"Romeo,picchia per noi!". "Romeo,picchia per noi!" "Romeo,picchia per noi!"
Romeo Benetti goals with Juventus 1976 to 1979
Goals scored by Romeo Benetti for Juventus in the 1976/1977, 1977/1978 and 1978/1979 seasons.
Top 10 goal di Benetti
I dieci miglior goal di Benetti in bianconero.
I Guerrieri della Juventus
Sito Web: http://juventino1984.jimdo.com/ Pagina Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juventino1984 Profilo Twitter: https://twitter.com/juventino1984ct Profilo Instagram: http://instagram.com/juvent...
Italia - Inghilterra 2-0 ( Italy - England ) 1976 - Bettega
Qualificazioni mondiali (Argentina 1978). Forse il gol piu' bello della storia del calcio Italiano. Roberto Bettega testata in tuffo. Vedi il splendido tacco del Barone Franco Causio che si...
How to pronounce Romeo Benetti (Italian/Italy) - PronounceNames.com
Audio and video pronunciation of Romeo Benetti brought to you by Pronounce Names (http://www.PronounceNames.com), a website dedicated to helping people pronounce names correctly. For more ...
Benetti goal with Milan - 1972
Great goal by Romeo Benetti for Milan against Inter in 1972. Milan won that game 3-2...
Benetti goal - Finland vs Italy 1977
Romeo Benetti played 55 games for the Italian national team and was part of the World Cups 1974 and 1978 squad. The hard-man midfielder scored on 2 occasions for Italy. His most notorious goal...
Terlizzi Calcio - Incontro beneficenza.wmv
Incontro di beneficenza tra NAZIONALE CALCIO SPETTACOLO e VECCHIE GLORIE TERLIZZESI. Tra i volti noti della Nazionele C.Spettacolo troviamo Roberto Bettega, Claudio Sala, Pietro Anastasi,.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:19:39 -0800
Jake Organ: The team of the late 70's, especially the hard men Franco Causio, Romeo Benetti and Claudio Gentile. Awesome moustaches! Andy M: Used to love watching Marco Delvecchio. An old fashioned, physical CF. Would have been well suited for the ...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:19:10 -0800
ROMA-JUVENTUS ESCLUSIVO ROMEO BENETTI A CALCIOMERCATO.IT / ROMA - Roma-Juventus, big match e 'monday night' della 25a giornata di Serie A, è ormai consegnata agli archivi. I bianconeri di Allegri hanno 'ipotecato' lo Scudetto strappando ...
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:03:45 -0700
Poi il ritorno alla Carrarese, con Romeo Benetti («Ci porta spesso a mangiare polenta e cervo, o il cinghiale in umido»); altre promozioni col Mantova dell'ex interista Corso e col Varese di Pietro Maroso; la discesa in D. «A Saronno, con Lele Podavini ...
La Gazzetta dello Sport
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 03:50:05 -0800
50 special — Questa la lista dei 50 ex campioni juventini attualmente celebrati con la stella sullo stadio: Pietro Anastasi, Roberto Baggio, Romeo Benetti, Roberto Bettega, Carlo Bigatto, Giampiero Boniperti, Felice Borel, Sergio Brio, Gianluigi ...
Le 10 Sport
Le 10 Sport
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:00:34 -0800
Sollicité par Calciomercato, l'ancien joueur de la Juventus Romeo Benetti s'est exprimé sur l'avenir de Paul Pogba. Les rumeurs n'en finissent plus autour de l'avenir de Paul Pogba et le feuilleton devrait durer au moins jusqu'à l'été prochain. Sous ...
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:59:52 -0800
... della capitale con i gol di Krasic e Matri. Tanti i doppi ex: da Marco Borriello a Fabio Capello (come giocatore e allenatore), da Emerson a Jonathan Zebina, da Luis Del Sol a John Charles a Romeo Benetti parlando di calciatori di un passato più ...
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:05:31 -0800
E questa, la lista dei 50 ex campioni juventini attualmente celebrati con la stella sullo stadio: Pietro Anastasi, Roberto Baggio, Romeo Benetti, Roberto Bettega, Carlo Bigatto, Zbignew Boniek, Giampiero Boniperti, Felice Borel, Sergio Brio, Gianluigi ...
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:30:00 -0800
All'85' un cross di Romeo Benetti finisce nel flipper dell'area laziale, la palla sbuca verso il limite dell'area e si stacca dal destro di Giovannelli andando a schiantarsi sotto la traversa. Un gol da sogno. Il toscano corre sotto la Sud, incredulo ...
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