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Giuseppe Savoldi playing for Bologna in the 1974-75 season
|Date of birth||21 January 1947|
|Place of birth||Gorlago, Bergamo, Italy|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* 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.
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.
- Giuseppe Savoldi at National-Football-Teams.com
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