Franco Causio

Franco Causio

Italian footballer, midfielder.
Date of Birth: 01.02.1949
Country: Italy

Content:
  1. Biography of Franco Causio
  2. Club Career
  3. National Career
  4. Achievements
  5. National: - World Cup champion: 1982
  6. Individual: - Best Italian Footballer: 1971

Biography of Franco Causio

Franco Causio is an Italian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was born in Lecce, Apulia, and began his professional career with Juventus at the age of 17. After a few loan spells in Serie B with Reggina and Palermo, he returned to Juventus in 1970. He wore the number 7 shirt for the Turin club for 11 years and played alongside renowned players such as Roberto Bettega, Roberto Boninsegna, Pietro Anastasi, Claudio Gentile, Marco Tardelli, Dino Zoff, Gaetano Scirea, and Antonio Cabrini.

Club Career

During his successful tenure with Juventus, Causio won the Serie A title six times and also claimed the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup in 1979 and 1977, respectively. He reached the final of the European Cup with Juventus in 1973. Throughout his career in Serie A, he played 460 matches and scored 66 goals. In Serie B, he played 94 matches, and in Serie C, he played 16 matches. He also participated in 113 Coppa Italia matches, 23 European Cup matches, 7 Cup Winners' Cup matches, 49 UEFA Cup matches, 1 Intercontinental Cup match, and represented the Italian national team 66 times, bringing his total career appearances in Italy to 829 matches.

National Career

Causio represented the Italian national team from 1972 to 1983, earning 63 caps and scoring 6 goals. He was a member of the World Cup-winning squad in 1982 and also participated in the World Cups of 1974 and 1978. Additionally, he helped Italy reach the semifinals of the European Championship in 1980. Causio was named the Best Italian Footballer in 1971.

Achievements

Club:
- 6-time Serie A champion: 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981
- Coppa Italia winner: 1979
- UEFA Cup winner: 1977

National: - World Cup champion: 1982

Individual: - Best Italian Footballer: 1971

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