Roberto Vieri

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Bob Vieri
Personal information
Full name Roberto Vieri
Date of birth (1946-02-14) 14 February 1946 (age 71)
Place of birth Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Playing position Forward
Youth career
0000–1964 Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1966 Fiorentina 0 (0)
1964–1965 Prato (loan) 24 (11)
1966–1969 Sampdoria 84 (16)
1969–1971 Juventus 21 (3)
1971–1973 A.S. Roma 31 (1)
1973–1977 Bologna 37 (3)
1975 Toronto Metros-Croatia (loan)[1] 9 (3)
1977–1980 Marconi Stallions 69 (17)
1981–1982 Prato 4 (1)
1982 Marconi Stallions 21 (1)
Total 300 (56)
National team
1967–1969 Italy U23 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roberto "Bob" Vieri (born 14 February 1946) is an Italian retired professional footballer who played as a striker, and also as an attacking midfielder or winger. Active in both Italy and Australia, Vieri made nearly 300 professional career league appearances, scoring over 50 goals. He also represented Italy at under-23 level, scoring a goal in five appearances.[2][3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Vieri was born in Prato. His sons Christian and Max are also professional footballers, who both appeared at the international level respectively for Italy and Australia.[2][3][4]


Vieri started playing in the Fiorentina youth system before being loaned to Prato during the 1964–65 season, where he scored 11 goals in 24 matches and caused interest by Sampdoria of Serie B. He played for Sampdoria, both in Serie B and Serie A, until the 1969–70 season, when Juventus signed him for a then-record 800 millions ITL bid, plus Francesco Morini and Romeo Benetti. The next year, Vieri moved to A.S. Roma. During the 1973–74 season, he played for Bologna, where he won the Coppa Italia during his first year with the team; he remained with the club until January 1977, when he decided to accept an offer by Australian football club Marconi Stallions, becoming one of the first Italian footballers to play abroad. He played with the Australian club until 1982, except for a one-year stint back at Prato. In 1983, he moved to Queanbeyan (New South Wales) where he became the player/coach of NSW State League club Inter Monaro for one year. In 1984, he returned to Sydney as part of the Marconi Stallions coaching staff.[2][3][4]


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  2. ^ a b c "Roberto VIERI" (in Italian). Il Pallone Racconta. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "ROBERTO "BOB" VIERI IL PRIMO EMIGRANTE" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Stefano Bedeschi. "Gli Eroi in Bianconero: Roberto Vieri" (in Italian). Tutto Juve. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 

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