Sandro Salvadore

Sandro Salvadore (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsandro salvaˈdoːre]; 29 November 1939 – 4 January 2007) was an Italian footballer who played as a defender for Italian clubs A.C. Milan and Juventus throughout his career, winning titles at both clubs. He also represented the Italy national team, participating in the 1960 Summer Olympics, and two FIFA World Cups, and was also a member of the team that won the 1968 UEFA European Football Championship.

Sandro Salvadore
1969 Juventus FC - Sandro Salvadore.jpg
Salvadore with Juventus in 1969
Personal information
Full name Sandro Salvadore
Date of birth (1939-11-29)29 November 1939
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Date of death 4 January 2007(2007-01-04) (aged 67)
Place of death Costigliole d'Asti, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Libero, centre-back
Youth career
1955–1958 A.C. Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1962 A.C. Milan 72 (1)
1962–1974 Juventus 331 (15)
Total 403 (16)
National team
1960–1970 Italy 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

International careerEdit

From 1960 to 1970 Salvadore won 36 full caps for Italy at international level. He was part of the teams that played both at the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cups (the latter as captain).[1]

Style of playEdit

Salvadore usually played as a sweeper, although he was also capable of playing in other defensive positions, including as a centre-back. He is considered to be one of the greatest Italian defenders of all time.[2]







  1. ^ Davide Portioli (22 May 2014). "La storia del Mondiale: il 1966 L'Italia, la Corea, i pomodori" (in Italian). Il Tirreno. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. ^ Marucci, Lorenzo (4 January 2018). "4 gennaio 2007, muore Sandro Salvadore, uno dei migliori liberi italiani" (in Italian). Retrieved 17 May 2020.

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