Antonio Juliano

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Antonio Juliano
Antonio Juliano 1974.jpg
Juliano in 1974
Personal information
Full name Antonio Juliano
Date of birth (1943-01-01) 1 January 1943 (age 72)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1956-1962 Napoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1978 Napoli 394 (26)
1978–1979 Bologna 15 (2)
National team
1966–1974 Italy 18 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Antonio Juliano (born 1 January 1943) is a former Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.[1] A dedicated, hardworking, influential, and creative technical playmaker, he was renowned in particular for his leadership, technical ability, and ball control, as well as for his outstanding vision, stamina, and passing range.[2]


Juliano played the majority of his club career with Napoli (1962-78), winning the Coppa delle Alpi in 1966, and the Coppa Italia and the Anglo-Italian League Cup in 1976. He finished his playing career after a season with Bologna, retiring in 1979, after helping the club to avoid relegation.[1]

Juliano earned 18 caps for the Italy national football team between 1966 and 1974,[1] and was a member of the championship-winning team of Euro 68. He was also in the Italian squad for three World Cup finals: 1966,[3] 1970[4] and 1974.[5] However, he played only one World Cup match, the 4-1 defeat by Brazil in the 1970 final, after coming on as a substitute.

After retirement[edit]

After retiring, he returned to Napoli as a sporting director, a role in which he oversaw the acquisitions of Ruud Krol in 1978, and of Diego Armando Maradona, from Barcelona, in 1984.







  1. ^ a b c Antonio Juliano at
  2. ^ "ANTONIO JULIANO, "TOTONNO"". Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  3. ^ 1966 Italy World Cup Squad at Planet World Cup. Retrieved on 2015-06-18.
  4. ^ 1970 Italy World Cup Squad at Planet World Cup. Retrieved on 2015-06-18.
  5. ^ 1974 Italy World Cup Squad at Planet World Cup. Retrieved on 2015-06-18.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pierluigi Ronzon
Napoli captain
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Bruscolotti