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Roberto Boninsegna

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Full nameRoberto Boninsegna
Date of birth13 November 1943
Place of birthMantua, Italy
Height1.78 m
Playing positionStriker

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Roberto Boninsegna (born November 13, 1943 in Mantua) is an Italian former football player.

He started his career in Serie B (the second tier of Italian professional football) with Prato in 1963-64 season. He transferred to FC Potenza, who was Serie B team in 1964-65 season. He also played for Varese in 1965-66 and Cagliari between 1966-1969. Boninsegna gained a status as an efficient striker with Internazionale Milano F.C. and Italian national football team in the 1970s. In Series A he totaled 171 goals in 281 games, and was top goalscorer in Italy in 1971 and 1972. He transferred to Juventus F.C. in 1976 and played 3 seasons for them. He finished his career at Verona at the end of the 1979-80 season.

Boninsegna scored Italy's only goal (though at the time it was an important equaliser) in the 1970 FIFA World Cup final against Brazil, which Italy ultimately lost 4 - 1.

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