Aldo Serena

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Aldo Serena
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-06-25) 25 June 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth Montebelluna, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Retired
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Montebelluna 29 (9)
1978–1979 Internazionale 2 (1)
1979–1980 Como 18 (2)
1980–1981 Bari 35 (10)
1981–1982 Internazionale 21 (2)
1982–1983 AC Milan 20 (8)
1983–1984 Internazionale 28 (8)
1984–1985 Torino 29 (9)
1985–1987 Juventus 51 (21)
1987–1991 Internazionale 114 (45)
1991–1993 AC Milan 10 (0)
Total 357 (115)
National team
1984–1990 Italy 24 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Aldo Serena (born in Montebelluna on 25 June 1960) is an Italian former footballer. He played for the Azzurri in the 1986 FIFA World Cup and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. In total he earned 24 caps and scored 5 goals for Italy. In Italia '90 Serena scored with a header on his 30th birthday in Italy's 2-0 win over Uruguay but left the pitch in tears after he missed a crucial spot kick in the semi-final shoot-out against Argentina, with the goalkeeper saving the ball to his left, a game the home nation lost on penalties. Serena has always stated that he did not want to take a penalty in the shootout. However, as no-one else volunteered, Italian manager Azeglio Vicini had no choice but to include Serena as the final penalty kick taker.

During his career, Serena played for Montebelluna, Inter, Como, Bari, AC Milan, Juventus and Torino. He enjoyed his best with Inter Milan, in 1988–89, when he won the Scudetto and was crowned top scorer of the league, scoring 22 goals. After his move to Milan his reputation as an Inter legend was somewhat tarnished. This was shown recently when Serena's name was booed by some of Inter's Ultras supporters when announced he was to be part of an Inter Legends gathering after the final game of the 2006–07 league trophy presentation.

Serena also played for Italy at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aldo Serena Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Diego Maradona
Serie A top scorer
1988-89
Succeeded by
Marco van Basten