Ruben Buriani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈruːbem buˈrjaːni]; born 16 March 1955) is an Italian former footballer who played as a midfielder. Following his retirement he worked as a sporting director for the Milan Youth sector.
|Date of birth||16 March 1955|
|Place of birth||Portomaggiore, Italy|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Buriani played 7 seasons (165 games, 10 goals in Serie A between 1977–1982) in the Serie A for A.C. Milan, A.C. Cesena, A.S. Roma and S.S.C. Napoli. A serious injury forced him to retire prematurely in 1985. He won the 1978–79 Serie A title with Milan. He made his debut with the club on the 11 September 1977, in a 1–1 away draw against Fiorentina in Serie A; he left the club following their second relegation to Serie B in 1982. In total he made 180 career appearances, scoring 14 goals, 13 of which came in Serie A, in 146 appearances.
For the Italy national football team, Buriani made two substitute appearances, which both came at the 1980 European Football Championship on home soil, in which Italy reached the semi-finals, eventually managing a fourth-place finish, under manager Enzo Bearzot.
|1.||16 February 1980||Naples||Romania||2 – 1||Friendly match|
|2.||19 April 1980||Torino||Poland||2 – 2||Friendly match|
Style of playEdit
A hard-working team player, Buriani was known for his tireless stamina as a midfielder.
- A.C. Milan Hall of Fame
- Ruben Buriani at National-Football-Teams.com
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