Sergio Gori

Sergio "Bobo" Gori (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsɛrdʒo ˈbɔːbo ˈɡɔːri]; born 24 February 1946) is an Italian former football player, who played as a striker.

Sergio Gori
US Cagliari Serie A 1969-70 - Sergio Gori (cropped).jpg
"Bobo" Gori at Cagliari in 1969
Personal information
Full name Sergio Gori
Date of birth (1946-02-24) 24 February 1946 (age 74)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Centre-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1966 Internazionale 10 (2)
1966–1968 Vicenza 56 (16)
1968–1969 Internazionale 14 (1)
1969–1975 Cagliari 166 (33)
1975–1977 Juventus 29 (7)
1977–1978 Verona 18 (3)
1978–1979 Sant'Angelo 26 (5)
Total 319 (67)
National team
1970 Italy 3 (0)
Honours
Representing  Italy
Men's Football
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up 1970 Mexico
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Milan, Gori debuted with Internazionale at a very young age, making 10 caps between 1964 and 1966, during the time of the Grande Inter team of the 60s. He was sent to gain experience with Lanerossi Vicenza for two seasons, in exchange for the reigning Serie A top scorer Luis Vinicio in 1966. In 1968, he returned to Inter for a season, after notable performances with Vicenza, but he was subsequently sold to Cagliari Calcio, along with Angelo Domenghini, in exchange for Roberto Boninsegna. With Inter he won the 1964–65 and the 1965–66 Serie A titles, as well as the 1964–65 European Cup, and the 1965 Intercontinental Cup.[1]

 
Gori in action with Juventus in 1975

During the 1969–70 Serie A season, he was a key member of the starting line-up of the Cagliari formation that won the first and sole scudetto (Italian title) in its history, forming an experimental attacking duo with Gigi Riva, often functioning as a supporting striker behind Riva. His performances that season earned him a call up at the 1970 World Cup with his national team.[1][2]

In 1975 Gori moved to Juventus, where he spent two seasons, winning his fourth scudetto and the UEFA Cup during the 1976–77 season. He ended his Serie A career with Hellas Verona F.C. during the 1977–78 season, subsequently ending his career in 1979, after a season with Sant'Angelo in Serie C2, helping the team to Serie C1 promotion. He is one of five footballers to win Serie A with three clubs, a feat he managed with Inter, Cagliari, and Juventus; the other five players to have managed the same feat are Giovanni Ferrari, Pietro Fanna, Aldo Serena and Attilio Lombardo.[1][3][4]

International careerEdit

Gori made his Italy debut at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, in the quarter-final match against hosts Mexico, coming on for Domenghini; Italy went on to reach the final of the tournament. He made two more appearances for the Italian national side in 1970 following the World Cup.[1][2]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Inter[1]
Cagliari[1]
Juventus[1]

InternationalEdit

Italy[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "SERGIO "BOBO" GORI" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Italy: Sergio GORI - FIFA Competition Record". FIFA.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Attilio Lombardo: "Contro l'Udinese occhio a Di Natale"" (in Italian). Sampdoria News. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  4. ^ Roberto Perrone (7 May 2013). "Serena, la punta con la valigia" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 28 March 2017.