Peruzzi Angelo

Angelo Peruzzi was an Italian football coach and former goalkeeper, and a three-time winner of the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year award. Peruzzi is regarded by pundits as one of the greatest Italian goalkeepers of all time, and as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation. Throughout his career, he played for Italian clubs Roma, Hellas Verona, Juventus, Internazionale and Lazio. He had a highly successful spell with Juventus, where he won three Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, among other titles; he won a second Coppa Italia with Lazio before retiring with the club in 2007. At international level, he played 31 times for the Italy national team from his debut in 1995, and was a member of their squad which won the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He also represented them at the 1992 Olympics, at UEFA Euro 1996 (as a starting goalkeeper), and at Euro 2004. Because of his stocky physique, Peruzzi was given the nicknames “Tyson” in reference to the boxer Mike Tyson’s similarly powerful build, and “The Boar”.

ROMA A.S.


1987-1988


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Peruzzi began his Serie A career with Roma in 1987. He was loaned to Hellas Verona in 1989, but was one of the two Roma players (the other being Andrea Carnevale) to be suspended for a year in October 1990 after failing a doping test because of an appetite suppressant he was taking at the time, which contained the banned substance Phentermine. 

ROMA A.S.


1990-1991


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In the 1990-1991 season Peruzzi could only play three games with the team because for the failed doping test on October 1990. At the end of the season he left Roma and he joined Juventus. His signing with Juventus in 1991 successfully revived his career and he soon surpassed Stefano Tacconi as the club’s starting goalkeeper, remaining with the team until 1999, and winning the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 1997 and 1998, as well as the Guerin d’oro in 1997.

JUVENTUS F.C.


1993-1994


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Peruzzi signed with Juventus in 1991 and he soon surpassed Stefano Tacconi as the club’s starting goalkeeper, remaining with the team until 1999, and winning the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 1997 and 1998, as well as the Guerin d’oro in 1997. Peruzzi won three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia, two Supercoppa Italiana titles, a UEFA Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, an Intercontinental Cup and was part of Juventus’ 1996 UEFA Champions League title squad that defeated Ajax in the final on penalties, saving two in the final shoot-out. He also reached two more consecutive Champions League finals with the Turin-based club, as well as a semi-final finish during his final season with the club. Peruzzi also won a runners-up medal in the 1995 UEFA Cup final and in the 1992 Coppa Italia final, and was voted to the ESM Team of the Year during the 1996–97 and the 1997–98 seasons. Over this period, several pundits began to consider him one of the most reliable goalkeepers in the world, if not the best one, due to his consistency.


JUVENTUS F.C.


1993-1994


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Peruzzi played with manager Marcello Lippi for five seasons before following him to F.C.Internazionale. After his retirement, Peruzzi worked in the Italy national team staff as one of Lippi’s collaborators. He was then appointed Ciro Ferrara’s assistant on the Italy under-21 team and in 2012 followed him in joining Sampdoria in Serie A.


JUVENTUS F.C.


1993-1994


Roma vs Juventus


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This shirt was worn by Angelo Peruzzi during the Serie A game between Roma and Juventus which took place in Rome, “Stadio Olimpico”, on September 5th 1993. Roma defeated Juventus 2-1 and the shirt was swapped by Peruzzi with a Roma’s player who we got it from. Juventus F.C. finished second in Serie A this season. The summer of 1993 saw the arrival of Angelo Di Livio from Padova, Andrea Fortunato from Genoa and Sergio Porrini from Atalanta; Pierluigi Casiraghi, Paolo Di Canio and David Platt would all leave. Juventus finished 2nd in Serie A to A.C. Milan, who would also win the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League. Although Roberto Baggio would finish as top scorer (in both Serie A and in total), the season was notable for the emergence of Alessandro Del Piero. Del Piero made his Serie A debut against Foggia on 12 September 1993, as a substitute, and he scored his first goal in his next game against Reggiana on 19 September, after coming off the bench once again. On his full debut for Juventus, he netted a hat-trick against Parma. The season also marked the end of the second spell in charge of Giovanni Trapattoni, who moved onto Bayern Munich in the summer of 1994. The 1993-1994 season was the last season before the team went back to the Italian throne with Marcello Lippi as manager.


JUVENTUS F.C.


1994-1995


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This shirt was worn by Angelo Peruzzi during the Serie A game between Cagliari and Juventus which took place in Cagliari, “Sant’Elia” Stadium, on January 22nd 1995. Cagliari defeated Juventus 3-0. The shirt was swapped by Peruzzi with a Cagliari’s player who we got it from. 


JUVENTUS F.C.


1995-1996


Cagliari vs Juventus


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This shirt was worn by Angelo Peruzzi during the Serie A game between Cagliari vs Juventus which took place in Cagliari, “Sant’Elia” Stadium, on September 24th 1995. Juventus draw 0-0. The shirt was swapped by Peruzzi with a Cagliari’s player who we got it from. The shirt is very recognizable by game’s footage because the number’s color on the back is different from name’s color. The number was also ironed over the name. Both things make this shirt very unique.

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Lazio S.S.

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Peruzzi has been testimonial for Puma gloves for many years. Before Puma he was sponsoring and wearing Reusch gloves. Together with Gianluca Pagliuca and Gianluigi Buffon who Peruzzi was Reusch testimonial with, he signed with Puma when the company started to produce goalkeeper’s gloves. Puma, Reusch and Uhlsport are actually the top gloves producers.


JUVENTUS F.C.


1997-1998


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Because of his stocky physique, Peruzzi was given the nicknames “Tyson” in reference to the boxer Mike Tyson’s similarly powerful build and “The Boar”. A powerful, athletic, and consistent goalkeeper – although injury-prone –, Peruzzi was renowned for his strength, positioning, reactions, speed, and agility, in spite of his sturdy physique; he particularly excelled at rushing off his line to parry the ball on the ground, as well as at anticipating his opponents outside the penalty area.[25]Due to his modest height for a goalkeeper, he was less effective at coming out to collect crosses, and preferred to punch the ball out rather than trying to catch it. While he was extremely gifted acrobatics-wise, he performed spectacular dives only in case of strict necessity: he indeed believed that «a great keeper must walk across the line: this way he disheartens the opposing strikers, because he seems to save shots effortlessly».


JUVENTUS F.C.


1998-1999


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Originally this shirt had white name and number on the back. After the first match UEFA made the team turning them in to the black color since the previous white color was not visible on the shirts.

INTERNAZIONALE F.C.


1999-2000


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After leaving Juventus in 1999 for 28 billion lire (€14.461 million) transfer fee and a reported 8 billion lire pre-tax wage, Peruzzi spent one unsuccessful season with Internazionale – despite his excellent performances –, under his former Juventus manager Marcello Lippi, finishing the league season in fourth place, and reaching the Coppa Italia final.

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In the 2000-2001 Angelo Peruzzi transferred to Lazio for 40 billion lire (€20.658 million; in cash plus Marco Ballotta deal), and made over 200 appearances in Serie A and European competitions with the club, winning the Supercoppa Italiana in 2000 and the Coppa Italia in 2004. He kept playing at a very high level, being generally considered the best Italian goalkeeper behind Gianluigi Buffon. This shier was issued by Angelo Peruzzi and it is a quite weird shirt since it is a previous 2001-2002 model, prepared for the early games of the season 2002-2003 with the right season’s name set and number. 


LAZIO S.S.


2002-2003


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LAZIO S.S.


2004-2005


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Although his contract with the Biancocelesti ran until 2008, Peruzzi retired at the end of the 2006–07 season: after the 0–0 draw with Roma 29 April 2007, Peruzzi stated that he had played his last match due to the frustration of nagging injuries. However, he was put on in the final few minutes in Lazio’s final home match of the season, a goalless draw against Parma on 20 May, as a goodbye to the fans. He was named the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year for the third time in his career on 28 January 2008.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


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Germany vs Italy


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Peruzzi was capped 31 times in 11 years with Italy, between 1995 and 2006. He was also a member of the national squad that competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, making two appearances during the tournament. Peruzzi made his senior debut under manager Arrigo Sacchi, in a 4–1 home win over Estonia, in an UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying match, on 25 March 1995, and he was named Italy’s starting goalkeeper at Euro 1996, although Italy suffered a group-stage elimination. He was scheduled to be the starter at the 1998 FIFA World Cup under Cesare Maldini, but suffered a late injury and was replaced in the starting line-up by Gianluca Pagliuca. After the 1998 World Cup, Maldini was replaced by Italy’s former goalkeeper and record-setter Dino Zoff, who confirmed Peruzzi as first-choice goalkeeper during his first year as Italy’s coach. Nonetheless, after a match against Norway in 1999, Zoff decided to give Gianluigi Buffon the starting spot, and Peruzzi, who was overtaken even by Francesco Toldo, decided not to participate in the Euro 2000 as the third goalkeeper. Peruzzi did not play for Italy again until making a substitute appearance in a friendly against Spain on 28 April 2004, and was subsequently called up by Giovanni Trapattoni as the team’s third keeper behind Buffon and Toldo at Euro 2004. In August 2005, he was the starter in two World Cup qualifiers against Scotland and Belarus, while Buffon was shelved with a shoulder injury; Peruzzi then served as second goalkeeper (behind Buffon) in the 2006 World Cup under Marcello Lippi, as Italy won the tournament for the fourth time. Even though he did not take the field, teammate Daniele De Rossi highlighted Peruzzi’s important role in the squad as a key dressing room personality, due to his leadership and experience. Peruzzi retired from international football after the tournament.

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Internazionale F.C.