Antonio Juliano

Antonio Juliano (Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔːnjo juˈljaːno]; born 1 January 1943) is a former Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.[1] A dedicated, hardworking, influential, and creative playmaker, he was renowned in particular for his leadership, technical ability, and ball control, as well as for his outstanding vision, stamina, and passing range.[2]

Antonio Juliano
Antonio Juliano 1974.jpg
Juliano in 1974
Personal information
Full name Antonio Juliano
Date of birth (1943-01-01) 1 January 1943 (age 77)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1956–1962 Napoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1978 Napoli 394 (26)
1978–1979 Bologna 15 (2)
Total 409 (28)
National team
1966–1974 Italy 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Juliano (middle) with Dino Zoff (left) and Kurt Hamrin, 1970

Juliano played the majority of his club career with Napoli (1962–78), winning the Coppa delle Alpi in 1966, and the Coppa Italia and the Anglo-Italian League Cup in 1976. He finished his playing career after a season with Bologna, retiring in 1979, after helping the club to avoid relegation.[1]

International careerEdit

Juliano earned 18 caps for the Italy national football team between 1966 and 1974,[1] and was a member of the championship-winning team of Euro 68. He was also in the Italian squad for three World Cup finals: 1966 (wearing the number 10 shirt),[3] 1970[4] and 1974.[5] However, he played only one World Cup match, the 4–1 defeat by Brazil in the 1970 final, after coming on as a substitute.

After retirementEdit

After retiring, he returned to Napoli as a sporting director, a role in which he oversaw the acquisitions of Ruud Krol in 1980, and of Diego Armando Maradona, from Barcelona, in 1984.







  1. ^ a b c "Antonio Juliano". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ "ANTONIO JULIANO, "TOTONNO"". (in Italian). Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  3. ^ "1966 Italy World Cup Squad at Planet World Cup". Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. ^ "1970 Italy World Cup Squad at Planet World Cup". Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  5. ^ "1974 Italy World Cup Squad at Planet World Cup". Retrieved 18 June 2015.