Francesco Janich

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Francesco Janich
Personal information
Full name Francesco Janich
Date of birth (1937-03-27) 27 March 1937 (age 82)
Place of birth Udine, Kingdom of Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1958 Atalanta 38 (0)
1958–1961 Lazio 93 (0)
1961–1972 Bologna 294 (0)
1972–1973 Lucchese 23 (0)
Total 448 (0)
National team
1962–1966 Italy 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Francesco Janich (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko ˈjaːnitʃ]; born 27 March 1937) is an Italian former footballer who played as a sweeper.

Club career[edit]

During his club career, Janich played for Atalanta (1956–58), Lazio (1958–61), and Bologna (1961–72) in Serie A, as well as Lucchese (1972–73) in Serie C.

International career[edit]

At international level, Janich earned 6 caps for the Italy national football team, and played in both the 1962 and 1966 World Cups.[1]


Francesco Janich to this day holds the Serie A record for playing the highest number of games, 426, without scoring a goal and without a single red card.


  1. ^ Francesco JanichFIFA competition record

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