Giuseppe Furino

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Giuseppe Furino
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Furino
Date of birth (1946-07-05) 5 July 1946 (age 73)
Place of birth Palermo, Italy
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1968 Savona 61 (7)
1968–1969 Palermo 27 (1)
1969–1984 Juventus 361 (8)
Total 449 (16)
National team
1970–1974 Italy 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2009.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 April 2006

Giuseppe Furino (born 5 July 1946 in Palermo[1]) is a retired Italian footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Career

Club

Having originally started his career at Juventus as a youngster he played for Savona Calcio and U.S. Città di Palermo.

He made his Serie A debut for Palermo against Cagliari on 29 August 1968, and he then transferred to Juventus for the 1969–70 season.[2]

Furino made his debut for Juventus in a Coppa Italia match against Mantova F.C. on 31 August 1969. He was to go on and play for Juventus for 15 successive seasons, with his last match coming against Avellino on 6 May 1984. In all he made 361 Serie A appearances for Juventus, and 528 in all senior competitions for them, scoring 19 goals.[2]

He won eight Italian league championships with Juventus. This is the most Italian titles a player has won, a record he shares with Giovanni Ferrari.[3] During his time with Juventus, he also won the Coppa Italia twice, as well as an UEFA Cup, and a European Cup Winners' Cup, also reaching the European Cup final in 1973 and 1983, as well as the 1973 Intercontinental Cup final.[4]

International

Furino played three times for the Italy national football team between 1970 and 1974, and he also took part at the 1970 FIFA World Cup with Italy, where they reached the final. He made his international debut during the tournament, in Italy's match against Uruguay on 6 June 1970, coming on as a substitute for Angelo Domenghini.[1][5]

Style of play

Despite his small stature, Furino was a tenacious and tactially versatile player, who excelled in his defensive midfield role due to his strong physique. Nicknamed "Furia" (Fury) by the Juventus fans, he was known as an aggressive, hard-working, and hard-tackling ball-winner, whose main attributes were his pace, stamina, and his ability to read the game. He was also a team player, and he possessed good technical ability.[6][7][8][9][4][10]

Honours

Club

Juventus F.C.[4]

International

Italy[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Giuseppe Furino at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Giuseppe Furino". Juventus player stats by season. myjuve.it. Retrieved 9 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Roberto Di Maggio (12 May 2011). "Italy - Players With Four or More Championships". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Sergio Rizzo. "Furino, Giuseppe". http://www.treccani.it/ (in Italian). Treccani: Enciclopedia dello Sport, 2002. Retrieved 20 April 2015. External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Nazionale in cifre: Furino, Giuseppe". http://www.figc.it (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 20 April 2015. External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Giuseppe Furino, il mediano con due cuori che spegneva i campioni: "Ma a Sivori feci un tunnel"". http://www.repubblica.it/ (in Italian). La Repubblica. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2015. External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Alberto Rossetto. "Giuseppe Furino, indomito capitano". http://www.bianconerionline.com/ (in Italian). Retrieved 20 April 2015. External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Salvatore Campana (22 May 2010). "Beppe Furino, un faticatore inesauribile". http://www.tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 20 April 2015. External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "68 anni di Furia". http://www.juventus.com (in Italian). 5 July 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2015. External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Stefano Bedeschi (5 July 2013). "Gli eroi in bianconero: Giuseppe FURINO". http://www.tuttojuve.com (in Italian). Retrieved 20 April 2015. External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sandro Salvadore
Juventus F.C. captains
1974-1984
Succeeded by
Gaetano Scirea