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Luciano Favero (born 11 October 1957) is a former Italian footballer who played as a defender. A well-rounded, tactically intelligent, and versatile defender, Favero was capable of playing anywhere along the back-line, although he was usually deployed as a centre-back. He stood out for his strength and powerful physical attributes throughout his career.[1]

Luciano Favero
Personal information
Full name Luciano Favero
Date of birth (1957-10-11) 11 October 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Santa Maria di Sala, Italy]
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1976 Milanese 1920 31 (0)
1976–1977 Messina 37 (1)
1977–1978 Salernitana 17 (0)
1978–1980 Siracusa 67 (3)
1980–1981 Rimini 38 (0)
1981–1984 Avellino 78 (0)
1984–1989 Juventus 133 (2)
1989–1991 Verona 65 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



Throughout his career, Favero played for Milanese (1975–76), Messina (1976–77), Salernitana (1977–78), Siracusa (1978–80), Rimini (1980–81), Avellino (1981–84), Juventus (1984–89), and Verona (1989–91), where he ended his career. In 1984, Juventus purchased him as a replacement for legendary defender Claudio Gentile, who had recently been sold to Fiorentina, forming a formidable defensive line-up alongside Antonio Cabrini and Gaetano Scirea. Favero played for Juventus between 1984 and 1989, and was notably a part of their European Cup victory in 1985, also winning a Serie A title, an Intercontinental Cup, and a European Super Cup during his time with the club.[1][2]

Despite his success at club level, Favero, along with his Juventus defensive team-mate Sergio Brio, never made an appearance for the Italian national side.[3]



  1. ^ a b c d Stefano Bedeschi (11 October 2013). "Gli eroi in bianconero: Luciano FAVERO". (in Italian). Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Juventus-Bordeaux 1985 European Cup Semi-Final". Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  3. ^ Tony Damascelli (19 August 2006). "Brio, 50 anni e un rimpianto "Ora in azzurro giocano tutti"". (in Italian). Il Giornale. Retrieved 26 April 2015.