Giuliano Giuliani

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Giuliano Giuliani
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-09-29)29 September 1958
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Date of death 14 November 1996(1996-11-14) (aged 38)
Place of death Bologna, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1980 Arezzo 52 (0)
1980–1985 Como 135 (0)
1985–1988 Verona 86 (0)
1988–1990 Napoli 64 (0)
1990–1993 Udinese 76 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Giuliano Giuliani (born 29 September 1958 in Rome; died 14 November 1996 in Bologna) [1] was an Italian professional football player who played as a goalkeeper.[1]

Club career[edit]

Giuliani developed in the Arezzo youth sector and later made his professional debut with the senior squad. He made his Serie A debut during the 1980–81 season with Como. In 1985, he moved to Verona and in 1988 he moved to Maradona's Napoli, where he achieved notable success and recognition due to his performances; with the club, he won an UEFA Cup (1988–89) and a Serie A title (1989–90). He later moved to Udinese in 1990, where he ended his career, retiring from professional football in 1993.[1]

International career[edit]

Giuliani represented Italy at the 1988 Summer Olympics, where the team finished in fourth place after reaching the semi-finals of the tournament.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Giuliani was married to the Italian showgirl and television personality Raffaella Del Rosario. Giuliani died from AIDS in 1996.[2]





  1. ^ a b c d e Fulvio Bufi; Domenico Pecile (16 November 1996). "Giuliani, dallo sucdetto all' Aids" [Giuliani, from the title to AIDS]. (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mio marito è morto di Aids e il calcio l’ha dimenticato per paura" (in Italian). Retrieved 13 February 2015.