Giuseppe Savoldi

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Giuseppe Savoldi
Beppe Savoldi 1974.jpg
Giuseppe Savoldi playing for Bologna in the 1974-75 season
Personal information
Date of birth (1947-01-21) 21 January 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth Gorlago, Bergamo, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1968 Atalanta 57 (17)
1968–1975 Bologna 201 (85)
1975–1979 Napoli 118 (55)
1979–1982 Bologna 29 (11)
1982–1983 Atalanta 16 (1)
Total 421 (169)
National team
1968-69 Italy U-21 7 (1)
1975 Italy 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Giuseppe Savoldi (born 21 January 1947 in Gorlago, Bergamo) is a retired Italian professional football player, who played during the sixties, seventies and eighties. He played as an attacker for Atalanta, Bologna and S.S.C. Napoli, as well as the Italian national side.

Biography[edit]

Savoldi made his debut in Series A in 1965 with Atalanta. From 1968 to 1975 he played in the red and blue of Bologna, making 201 appearances, scoring 85 goals. In 1975 he was signed by S.S.C. Napoli for a then world record two billion Lira (£1.2 million), becoming football's first million pound player.

He closed his career playing again with Bologna and finally for one season (1982/83) with the club he started his career with; Atalanta.

During his career in Serie A he made 405 appearances scoring 168 goals. Despite this impressive record he did not have as much fortune in the national squad, earning four caps and scoring one goal.

His younger brother Gianluigi Savoldi and son Gianluca Savoldi also played football professionally.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bologna
Napoli


Individual[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Roberto Boninsegna
Serie A Top Scorer
(Shared with Paolo Pulici & Gianni Rivera)

1972-73
Succeeded by
Giorgio Chinaglia
Preceded by
Johan Cruyff
World football transfer record
1975–1976
Succeeded by
Paolo Rossi