Ruben Buriani

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.[1]

Ruben Buriani
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-03-16) 16 March 1955 (age 65)
Place of birth Portomaggiore, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Portuense
SPAL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1974 SPAL 0 (0)
1974–1977 Monza 87 (7)
1977–1982 Milan 146 (13)
1982–1984 Cesena 66 (5)
1984–1985 Roma 24 (0)
1985–1986 Napoli 5 (0)
1986–1988 SPAL 24 (0)
Total 352 (25)
National team
1980 Italy 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

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.[1][2]

International careerEdit

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.[3]

International goalsEdit

Goal Date City Opponent Result Competition
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.[2]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Milan[1][2]
Monza[1]

IndividualEdit

  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Ruben Buriani". magliarossonera.it (in Italian). MagliaRossonera. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "A.C. Milan Hall of Fame: Ruben Buriani". cmilan.com. A.C. Milan. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Nazionale in cifre: Buriani, Ruben". figc.it (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 22 April 2015.

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