Roberto Cravero

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Roberto Cravero
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-01-03) 3 January 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Venaria Reale, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Torino 1 (0)
1983–1985Cesena (loan) 67 (5)
1985–1992 Torino 182 (17)
1992–1995 Lazio 83 (10)
1995–1998 Torino 49 (0)
National team
1984–1990 Italy U21 12 (1)
1987–1988 Italy U23 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roberto Cravero (born 3 January 1964) is a retired Italian footballer, who played as a defender. He was usually deployed in the role of sweeper/libero.[1]

Club career[edit]

During his club career he played mostly for Torino (1981–1992 and 1995–98), also playing for Serie B Cesena on loan for two seasons (1983–85), and later for Lazio (1992–95), where he managed to help the club to a second-place finish during the 1994–95 season. Throughout his career, he became Torino's captain, and he helped the Turin side to win the 1989–90 Serie B title, gaining promotion to Serie A the following season, as well as the 1991 Mitropa Cup. He also helped his team to a Coppa Italia final in 1982, and to reach the 1992 UEFA Cup final. He retired with Torino in Serie B, in 1998.[1]

International career[edit]

Cravero played for Italy at youth level, reaching the final of the 1986 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, under manager Cesare Maldini; in total he managed 12 appearances and 1 goal between 1984 and 1990 with the under-21 side. He never represented Italy at senior level, however, despite being named in the Italian team that took part in the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship under Azeglio Vicini, reaching the semi-finals. He also participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics, where the Under-23 Olympic side also reached the semi-finals, finishing the tournament in fourth place; in total he made 12 appearances with the under-23 side between 1987 and 1988.[1][2][3]




  1. ^ a b c d "Cravero, addio al Toro". Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Roberto Cravero Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Convocazioni e presenze in campo: Roberto Cravero". Retrieved 23 January 2015.