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Romeo Benetti
Personal information
Full name Romeo Benetti
Date of birth (1945-10-20) 20 October 1945 (age 69)
Place of birth Verona, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1964 Bolzano 31 (10)
1964–1965 Taranto 31 (7)
1965–1967 Siena 63 (11)
1967–1968 Palermo 35 (2)
1968–1969 Juventus 24 (1)
1969–1970 Sampdoria 27 (2)
1970–1976 AC Milan 170 (32)
1976–1979 Juventus 83 (12)
1979–1981 Roma 27 (1)
National team
1971–1980 Italy 55 (2)
* 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 midfielder known for his stamina. He usually played in a defensive role and his hard-tackling style 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.

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.

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.

Honours[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gianni Rivera
Milan captain
1975-1976
Succeeded by
Gianni Rivera

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TuttoJuve.com
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:49:25 -0700

Sorrisi e pacche sulle spalle, non tutti però sono allegri: per qualcuno, infatti, è il momento dell'addio; Romeo Benetti, ormai alla conclusione della sua esperienza in bianconero. Anche a Napoli, in occasione della sua ultima prestazione con la ...

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TarantoBuonaSera.it
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:37:30 -0800

... la Fiorentina nel 1956 e sfiorare la coppa dei Campioni l'anno dopo nella finale di Madrid contro il Real dei tempi di platino) e Romeo Benetti (pupillo proprio dell'ex portiere che poi fu anche allenatore rossoblù negli anni Sessanta) tanto per ...
 
Levante News
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:48:45 -0700

Filippo Galli, responsabile del settore giovanile del Milan, e Romeo Benetti, indimenticabile giocatore con la casacca rossonera, saranno gli ospiti d'onore del “Primo Compleanno” del Milan Club Tigullio Mattia Verrone presieduto da Paolo Boraso ...
 
ilCatenaccio.es Italia
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:22:30 -0800

Il Romeo del calcio italiano è e resterà sempre e soltanto uno: Romeo Benetti, due grandi baffoni e tacchetti affilati. 55 partite in Nazionale, due Mondiali ('74 e '78). Sampdoria, Palermo, Roma, ma soprattutto Milan e Juventus, con le quali ha vinto ...
 
Football Italia
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:14:37 -0700

The move started with a pass from Romeo Benetti inside the centre circle to Franco Causio hovering over on the left flank. Benetti meanwhile slipped past two defenders on the inside, received the ball back from Causio and ran towards the by-line before ...

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Canale Juve
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:31:30 -0800

Ecco, allora, fare capolino nella nostra mente le imperiose capocciate di John Charles, gli slalom irridenti di Sivori, le “bombe” di rara potenza di Cuccureddu e di Romeo Benetti, i guizzi rapinosi di Pablito Rossi e Pippo Inzaghi, i gol di testa in ...

Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:31:51 -0700

They had overcome Valerengen of Norway in the first round, and now faced an AC Milan side boasting the talent of Italian World Cup goalie Enrico Albertosi, the hard, but skilful Romeo Benetti and a squad of top class players. Unfortunately the great ...

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:35:19 -0700

Having recently looked at where Francesco Totti ranks among Italian football's finest-ever strikers, the spotlight now falls upon another modern-day great still gracing the pitches of Serie A. For over a decade, Andrea Pirlo has strolled around the ...
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