Roberto Rosato

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Roberto Rosato
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-08-18)18 August 1943
Place of birth Chieri, Italy
Date of death 20 June 2010(2010-06-20) (aged 66)
Place of death Chieri, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1966 Torino 131 (4)
1966–1973 Milan 187 (5)
1973–1977 Genoa 84 (1)
1977–1979 Aosta
National team
1965–1972  Italy 37 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Roberto Rosato (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto roˈzato]; 18 August 1943 – 20 June 2010) was an Italian footballer.

He played for 15 seasons (351 games, 10 goals) in the Serie A for A.C. Torino, A.C. Milan and Genoa C.F.C.

He also played 37 matches for the Italy national football team from 1965 to 1973. He participated in two World Cups (1966 and 1970),[1] and was part of the Italy team that won the 1968 UEFA European Football Championship.

He was also a member of the team that lost 4–1 to Brazil in the 1970 FIFA World Cup Final. At the end of the game he swapped shirts with Pelé. He sold the shirt for a record £157,750 at auction in 2002.[2]

The Italian team wore black armbands in memory of Rosato in their 2010 FIFA World Cup game against New Zealand on 20 June 2010.[3]



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