Renzo Burini

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Renzo Burini
Personal information
Date of birth (1927-10-10) 10 October 1927 (age 90)
Place of birth Palmanova, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1953 Milan 190 (88)
1953–1959 Lazio 140 (35)
1959–1962 Cesena 66 (14)
National team
1951–1955 Italy 4 (1)
Teams managed
1970–1971 Pro Patria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Renzo Burini (born 10 October 1927) is a retired Italian professional football player and coach, who played as a striker or as a winger. He was born in Palmanova.

Club career[edit]

Burini played for 12 seasons (330 games, 123 goals) in the Italian Serie A for A.C. Milan and S.S. Lazio. He made his debut with Milan at the age of 20, in an 8–1 win over Bari, marking the occasion with a brace. He scored 12 goals during the 1950–51 Serie A season, helping Milan capture the league title after a 44-year wait, and also won the Latin Cup later that season.[1]

He is remembered by Lazio fans for his contribution to winning the first major trophy for the club, the Coppa Italia in 1958, and for his performance in two Derby della Capitale games against cross-city rivals Roma: in Lazio's 1955 3–1 Rome Derby victory, he scored two goals, and in the 1958 edition of the Rome Derby, he scored one and set up Arne Selmosson for another in a 2–1 victory.

International career[edit]

Burini made his debut for the Italy national football team on April 8, 1951 in a game against Portugal and scored on his debut. He was a member of the team which took part at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Style of play[edit]

A versatile forward, Burini could play both as a striker and as a winger, and was known for his outstanding pace and eye for goal.[1]







  1. ^ a b c d "A.C. Milan Hall of Fame: Renzo Purini". A.C. Milan. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 

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