Roberto Boninsegna

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Roberto Boninsegna
Personal information
Full name Roberto Boninsegna
Date of birth (1943-11-13) 13 November 1943 (age 70)
Place of birth Mantua, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1964 Prato 22 (1)
1964–1965 Potenza 32 (9)
1965–1966 Varese 28 (5)
1966–1969 Cagliari 83 (23)
1967 Chicago Mustangs (American tour) 9 (10)
1969–1976 Internazionale 197 (113)
1976–1979 Juventus 58 (22)
1979–1980 Verona 14 (3)
National team
1967–1974 Italy 22 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Roberto Boninsegna (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto ˌbɔninˈseɲɲa] born 13 November 1943 in Mantua) is an Italian former football player.

He started his career in Serie B (the second tier of Italian professional football) with Prato in 1963–64 season. He transferred to FC Potenza, who was Serie B team in 1964–65 season. He also played for Varese in 1965–66 and Cagliari between 1966–1969. Boninsegna gained a status as an efficient striker with Internazionale Milano F.C. and Italian national football team in the 1970s. In Series A he totaled 171 goals in 281 games, and was top goalscorer in Italy in 1971 and 1972. He transferred to Juventus F.C. in 1976 and played 3 seasons for them. He finished his career at Verona at the end of the 1979–80 season.

Boninsegna scored Italy's only goal (though at the time it was an important equaliser) in the 1970 FIFA World Cup final against Brazil, which Italy ultimately lost 4–1.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club League
Competition Games Goals
1963–64 Prato Lega Calcio Serie B 22 1
1964–65 Potenza Lega Calcio Serie B 32 9
1965–66 Varese Serie A 28 5
1966–67 Cagliari Serie A 34 9
summer 1967 Chicago Mustangs United Soccer Association 9 10
1967–68 Cagliari Serie A 19 5
1968–69 Serie A 30 9
1969–70 Internazionale Serie A 30 13
1970–71 Serie A 28 24
1971–72 Serie A 28 22
1972–73 Serie A 27 12
1973–74 Serie A 29 23
1974–75 Serie A 29 9
1975–76 Serie A 26 10
1976–77 Juventus Serie A 29 10
1977–78 Serie A 21 10
1978–79 Serie A 8 2
1979–80 Verona Lega Calcio Serie B 14 3
Total Lega Calcio Serie A 375 173
Total with clubs 443 186
Total career in top level (plus Italy NT) 465 195
0.42 goal per game

Honours[edit]

Internazionale[edit]

Juventus[edit]

Individual[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gigi Riva
Serie A Top Scorer
1970–71 & 1971–72
Succeeded by
Paolo Pulici
Gianni Rivera
Giuseppe Savoldi