Giuseppe Furino

Giuseppe " Furia " Furino ( born July 5, 1946 in Palermo, Italy ) is a retired Italian footballer.

His main position was in central midfield.

  • 2.1 In the club
  • 2.2 In the National Team


In the club

Giuseppe Furinos first professional stop was the Savona 1907 FBC in Serie B. In the season 1966/67, he celebrated his debut there and immediately became a regular player. After the descent of his team in the C series he showed outstanding performance and was thus able to 1968/69 season switch to Palermo in Serie A.

Furino played there as well despite his physical inferiority (he is only 1,67 m tall and weighed in his time not more than 60 kg) in the foreground and was committed in the summer of 1969, Juventus Turin, where he again immediately was able to establish regular place.

When Juve he was more than a decade starting players and won eight Italian championships, twice the Coppa Italia, one UEFA Cup and one European Cup Winners' Cup.

Giuseppe Furino ended after 15 seasons at Juventus, where he played a total of 361 Serie A games, at the end of the 1983/84 season his active career. In his last season he played only a single championship game, but won for the eighth time overall the Scudetto, which he later Ciro Ferrara, together with Giovanni Ferrari and the player with the most won Italian championships.

In the National Team

Giuseppe Furino had, contrary to his club career, as a national player not having much success. He played only three matches since he with players like Romeo Benetti Gabriele Oriali or had strong competition at his position in midfield.

Without having first ever contested one match, he was nominated in 1970 by Ferruccio Valcareggi in the Italian squad for the World Cup 1970 in Mexico. As part of this tournament the Sicilian debuted on June 6, 1970 in a 0-0 draw in the group stage match against Uruguay in the Italian national team. In the further course of the tournament Furino was no longer true to use, yet was able to celebrate winning the Vice World Champion title with the Azzurri after the 1:4 - final defeat against Brazil but.

1973 and 1974, denied Giuseppe Furino each still one match.


In the club

  • Italian Championship: 1971/72 1972 /73 1974/75 1976 /77 1977/78 1980 /81 1981/82, 1983/84
  • Coppa Italia: 1978/79, 1982/83
  • European Cup Winners' Cup: 1983/84
  • UEFA Cup: 1976/77

In the National Team

  • Vice World Champion: 1970