Giuseppe Savoldi

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Giuseppe Savoldi at Bologna.

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A fantastic forward who hit the headlines in 1975 when he became the world's first million pound player when he transferred from Bologna to Napoli for a world record two billion Lira. Savoldi had become a legend at Bologna after moving there from home town club Atalanta. Quick and strong, Savoldi could play anywhere along the front line, and his goals helped Bologna to claim the club's last two domestic trophies, with Coppa Italia triumphs in 1970 and 1974.

Along with Savoldi's technical attributes, he was also renowned for his ability in the air, with a salmon-like jump that came from his years as a talented young basketball player. To add to all of this, Savoldi was also a penalty specialist, he held the Serie A record for the most Serie A spot-kicks until finally being overtaken by Roberto Baggio.

Giuseppe Savoldi - Info

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Name: Giuseppe Savoldi
Date of Birth: 21st January 1947
Nationality: Italy
Position(s): Striker
Career: 1965 to 1983
Regular Shirt Number(s): 9