|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 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.
- Scudetto 1976–77, 1977–78
- Italian Cup 1971–72, 1972–73, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81.
- UEFA Cup Winners Cup 1972–73
- UEFA Cup 1976–77
- Scudetto Runners-up 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1980–81
- Italian Cup Runners-up 1970–71, 1974–75,
- UEFA Super Cup Runners-up 1973
- UEFA Cup Winners Cup Runners-up 1973–74
- Fourth place in 1978 World Cup.
- Fourth place in UEFA Euro 1980.
Sources and external links
Fri, 23 May 2014 01:48:45 -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 ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:30:00 -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 ...
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 ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:45:00 -0700
Former Milan midfielder Romeo Benetti has backed Rossoneri Coach Clarence Seedorf to lead the side into next season. The Dutchman had a difficult time after replacing Max Allegri in January but a recent good run of form has eased the pressure at San ...
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 08:47:39 -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 ...
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 ...
Cagliari News 24
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:51:36 -0800
Romeo Benetti: "Auguri a un vero uomo. E al più grande attaccante italiano di tutti i tempi, che ha fatto una scelta di cuore, professando amore eterno a una Società e ad una Regione". Giuseppe Bergomi: “Caro Gigi, ti ho sempre ammirato per la tua ...
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 ...
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