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.
Salvadore with Juventus in 1969
|Full name||Sandro Salvadore|
|Date of birth||29 November 1939|
|Place of birth||Milan, Italy|
|Date of death||4 January 2007(aged 67)|
|Place of death||Costigliole d'Asti, Italy|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Libero, centre-back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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