Benito Sarti

Benito Sarti (Italian pronunciation: [beˈniːto ˈsarti]; 23 July 1936 – 4 February 2020[1][2]) was an Italian professional footballer who played as a defender or midfielder.

Benito Sarti
1967–68 Juventus FC - Benito Sarti.jpg
Sarti with Juventus in the 1967–68 season
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-07-23)23 July 1936
Place of birth Padua, Kingdom of Italy
Date of death 4 February 2020(2020-02-04) (aged 83)
Place of death Padua
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1957 Padova 21 (0)
1957–1959 Sampdoria 63 (0)
1959–1968 Juventus 206 (1)
1968–1969 Varese 7 (0)
National team
1958–1961 Italy 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Sarti made his Serie A debut with Padova (1954–1957) at the age of 19, in a 4–1 away loss to Milan on 26 February 1956, during the 1955–56 Serie A season; he subsequently played for Sampdoria (1957–1959), making 63 appearances for the club. He played for Juventus between 1959 and 1968, obtaining 252 appearances, 206 of which came in Serie A, scoring one goal, which came from long-range in a 6–3 away victory over Atalanta during the 1962–63 Serie A season. During his time with club, he won three Serie A titles, as well as three Coppa Italia titles, and a Coppa delle Alpi.[2][3] He ended his career after a season with Varese (1968–69).[4]

International careerEdit

At international level, Sarti made his senior debut for Italy on 9 November 1958, in a 2–2 friendly draw against France, in Paris. In total, he made six appearances for Italy between 1958 and 1961.[3][5][6]

Style of playEdit

Primarily a defender, Sarti usually played as a full-back, although he was also capable of playing as a central or defensive midfielder on occasion.[2][5]


Sarti died on 4 February 2020, at the age of 83.[1][2]




  1. ^ a b "Juventus in lutto: si è spento Benito Sarti" (in Italian). 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "In memory of Benito Sarti". Juventus F.C. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Morto a 83 anni Benito Sarti, il terzino della Juve di Boniperti, Sivori e Charles". La Stampa (in Italian). 4 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Lutto al Calcio Padova: è morto Benito Sarti" (in Italian). Padova Calcio. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Addio a Benito Sarti, leggenda della Juve di Charles e Sivori". Il Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 4 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  6. ^ Canello, Dimitri (4 February 2020). "Morto Benito Sarti: vinse tre scudetti nella Juve di Boniperti, Charles e Sivori". Il Corriere del Veneto (in Italian). Retrieved 9 February 2020.

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