Back in the Memory: Franco Causio top goals


Franco Causio was Italy's and Juventus talented right winger in the seventies.

He played with Juve from 1969 to 1981 participating in all of the clubs great victories, scoring some remarkable and skillful goals, and creating many other opportunities especially for Roberto Bettega.

Causio was born in Lecce (Puglia), and moved to Juventus when he was just 17.

After some years on loan in Serie B (playing in Reggina and Palermo), he returned to Juventus in during 1970. For 11 years he wore number 7 for Juventus, and played with other famous players like Roberto Bettega, Marco Tardelli, Dino Zoff and Beppe Furino, winning 6 scudettos and a UEFA cup. In this period his popularity reached its peak: Causio became the main idol of the southern Italians who supported Juventus.

In 1981 he moved to Udinese where he played for 3 years, teaming up with Brazilian superstar Zico. Then he played in his city football team, Lecce, in its debut in Serie A (1985/86). Subsequently he signed for Inter. He finished his career playig for Serie B team Triestina at the age of 39.

He made his debut with Italian national football team on April 29, 1972 (Italy-Belgium). He was in the Italian squad at the WC 1974, WC 1978 and WC 1982, which was won by Italy.

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