Fulvio Collovati

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Fulvio Collovati
Personal information
Full name Fulvio Collovati
Date of birth (1957-05-09) May 9, 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Teor, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1982 Milan 158 (4)
1982–1986 Inter 109 (3)
1986–1987 Udinese 20 (2)
1987–1989 Roma 45 (1)
1989–1993 Genoa 72 (0)
Total 404 (10)
National team
1976–1978 Italy U-21 7 (0)
1979 Olympic Italy 1 (0)
1979–1986 Italy 50 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fulvio Collovati (born May 9, 1957) is an Italian former footballer, who played defense. He was a stopper and also played on the international level, winning the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Collovati was born in Teor, in the province of Udine. Brought up through the A.C. Milan youth academy, he debuted in Serie A with the rossoneri in the 1976-77 season, in which he played eleven times and even won the Coppa Italia. In the next season he played more regularly (25 appearances, 1 goal) but his definitive moment came in 1978-79 in which, thanks to his 27 appearances, he won the scudetto. It was one of the few joys he had at Milan, because in 1979-80 Milan was relegated to the Serie B for sports betting. Unlike other players, Collovati stayed on with Milan in the Serie B and played 36 games scoring two goals. Back in Serie A the next season, Milan surprisingly was relegated again but this time for their onfield exploits: this time Collovati (who in the meantime was called up to the Nazionale) decided to join rival Inter Milan.

In his first year with the nerazzurri (1982–83), he played in 28 games. At Inter he was always a mainstay in the defense, but in September 1986 he wanted to be closer to his hometown of Udine and he went to play for Udinese Calcio, where he only stayed for one season (20 games, 2 goals). He ended his career after two years at A.S. Roma (1987–88 and 1988–89) and four at Genoa C.F.C. (from 1989-90 to 1992-93), all in Serie A.

International career[edit]

In his international career, Collovati played 50 games and scored 3 goals: he made his debut for Italy on February 24, 1979 against the Netherlands (3-0) and he scored his first Azzurri goal on February 16, 1980 during Italy-Romania (2-1). Collovati has represented his country in 8 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and was a protagonist at the 1982 World Cup in Spain where Italy won the World Cup for a third time.[1]

He is now an analyst for Italian station RAI.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fulvio CollovatiFIFA competition record

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Aldo Maldera
Milan captain
1981-1982
Succeeded by
Franco Baresi