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Renato Buso (born 19 December 1969) is an Italian professional football coach and a former player who was deployed as a forward or as a midfielder.

Renato Buso
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-12-19) 19 December 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Treviso, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Montebelluna 0 (0)
1985–1989 Juventus 55 (10)
1989–1991 Fiorentina 49 (9)
1991–1993 Sampdoria 34 (4)
1993–1996 Napoli 95 (11)
1996–1997 Lazio 16 (1)
1997–2000 Piacenza 61 (4)
2000–2001 Cagliari 32 (4)
2001–2003 Spezia 39 (1)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Spezia (asst)
2006–2007 Sarzanese
2007–2008 Spezia (youth)
2008–2011 Fiorentina (youth)
2011–2013 Gavorrano
2013–2014 Chievo (asst)
2018–2019 Sangiovannese
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Born in Treviso, Buso initially began his career playing as a striker or as a centre-forward with Juventus in Serie A in 1985, at the age of 16, immediately winning the 1985–86 Serie A title and the 1985 Intercontinental Cup, although he was mainly a reserve player at the club, behind forwards Aldo Serena, Ian Rush, and Alessandro Altobelli.[1][2] He later moved to Fiorentina in 1989, where he was deployed alongside Roberto Baggio and Oscar Dertycia as a winger, or as a supporting striker. During his time at the club, he played and scored in the 1990 UEFA Cup Final against his former team, although Fiorentina would lose the tournament.[2] He subsequently moved to Sampdoria in 1991, where he won the 1991 Supercoppa Italiana. He began to be deployed as a midfielder as his career progressed, and he later also played for Napoli (1993–1996), Lazio (1996–97), Piacenza (1997–2000), Cagliari (2000–01), ending his career with La Spezia in Serie C1 (2001–04).[3][4]

International careerEdit

Buso has also represented Italy at youth level at the 1992 Summer Olympics,[5] and at the 1992 UEFA European Under-21 Championship under Cesare Maldini, where he helped Italy to win the tournament, finishing as the top goalscorer,[2] with 3 goals over the semi-final against Denmark, and the final against Sweden.[6] In total, he made 5 appearances for Italy's Olympic Squad,[5] and 25 appearances for the Under-21 side, scoring 9 goals.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

On 17 November 2011 he becomes the new coach of Gavorrano in place of the sacked Guido Pagliuca.[7] He was dismissed in April 2013, with Gavorrano in deep relegation zone under risk of leaving professional football, and replaced by Corrado Orrico.



  1. ^ "TANTI SALUTI DALLE SIGNORE DEL CAMPIONATO" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 30 July 1986. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "LA RISCOSSA DI BUSO, L' ETERNO SUPPLENTE DI TUTTI" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 29 May 1992. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Renato BUSO" (in Italian). Il Pallone Racconta. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. ^ Stefano Bedeschi (19 December 2013). "Gli eroi in bianconero: Renato BUSO" (in Italian). Tutto Juve. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b "OLIMPIADI, UN POSTO PER ORLANDO" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 23 June 1992. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  6. ^ "DUE GOL DOPO LA PAURA" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 29 May 1992. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  7. ^ Gavorrano: esonerato Guido Pagliuca; arriva Renato Buso.

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