|Date of birth||October 4, 1949|
|Place of birth||Alghero, Italy|
|Playing position||Manager (former defender, sometimes midfielder)|
|1989–1995||Juventus (youth team)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2013.
A central defender, Cuccureddu spent his playing career with Brescia (1968–69), Juventus (1969–81, winning six Serie A titles), and Fiorentina (1981–83). He earned 13 caps for the Italy national football team, and played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup (where he won 5 caps, including the match against Argentina won 1-0 and the 3rd place final against Brazil lost 1-2).
Rather prolific for being a defender (he had a very strong long distance shot), in one League season he managed to score 12 goals (Italian Serie A 1973-74), although in that season he played as a midfielder. His most famous goal in the League was scored at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome facing AS Roma in the last match of the 1972-73 League: with that goal Juventus beat AS Roma 2-1 and won their 15th domestic title by 1 over AC Milan that was leading the League until last match kickoff and 2 over SS Lazio.
In 2006-07 he led Grosseto to become Serie C1/A winners and gain a historical first-ever promotion to Serie B. Cuccureddu left Grosseto soon after the end of the season to join Serie C1 club Perugia, where he did not manage to repeat his successes at Grosseto. From March 2009 he was the new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Pescara; this adventure ended in January 2010 when he was replaced by Eusebio Di Francesco, former coach of Lanciano.