Antonio Juliano

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 74)
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)
Total 409 (28)
National team
1966–1974 Italy 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Antonio Juliano (born 1 January 1943) is a former Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.[1] A dedicated, hardworking, influential, and creative 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]

Club career[edit]

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]

International career[edit]

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 (wearing the number 10 shirt),[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 1980, and of Diego Armando Maradona, from Barcelona, in 1984.







  1. ^ a b c Antonio Juliano at
  2. ^ "ANTONIO JULIANO, "TOTONNO"". (in Italian). Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "1966 Italy World Cup Squad at Planet World Cup". Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "1970 Italy World Cup Squad at Planet World Cup". Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "1974 Italy World Cup Squad at Planet World Cup". Retrieved 18 June 2015.