Michelangelo Rampulla is a manager and former Italian football goalkeeper. After a short stint with Sicilian amateurs Pattese followed by three seasons at Varese, Rampulla joined Cremonese in 1993 and became a protagonist in the club’s rise to the Serie A league. Rampulla moved to Juventus in 1992 where he won a Uefa Cup, Italy Cup, Italian Supercup, Champions League, Uefa Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Intertoto Cup and four Serie A titles.
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Rampulla moved to Juventus in 1992, where he enjoyed a highly successful 10-year spell at the club; he initially played as a starter, replacing Juventus’s former legendary goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi, and subsequently as back-up goalkeeper for the remainder of his career, behind Angelo Peruzzi, Edwin van der Sar, and Gianluigi Buffon, and later as the reserve goalkeeper behind Andreas Isaksson and Fabian Carini, retiring from active football in 2002, following Juventus’s Serie A title victory and Coppa Italia final defeat. Despite being predominantly a backup, he played matches in every competition for Juventus during almost every season of his Juventus career. During his time at the club, he won an UEFA Cup (as a starter), a Coppa Italia (as a starter), 4 Serie A titles, 2 Supercoppe Italiane, an UEFA Champions League, an UEFA Super Cup, an Intercontinental Cup, and an UEFA Intertoto Cup.
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This shirt is a regular 1995/1996 goalkeeper shirt but with an unknown number on the back. It’s an old number from the season 1993/1994 but not from the 1995/1996 season. Scudetto and Coppa Italia badges are embroidered as only player’s shirts were but the number on the back is really weird. It comes from Michelangelo Rampulla so they probably played some friendly match and the kitman had to make some tricks.
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Michelangelo Rampulla is best remembered for being the first ever goalkeeper to score a goal in the Italian top flight from open play: in the 22nd round of matches of the 1991–92 season on 23 February 1992, his team, Cremonese, fell behind to the home side, Atalanta, through a first-half penalty by Brazilian striker Carlos Bianchezi. With his team still trailing in the dying seconds, Rampulla joined his teammates in attack and headed home a free-kick by Alviero Chiorri from the right from close range, stunning the home crowd. However, that hard-earned point was not enough to save them from relegation at the end of the season. His goal-scoring feat would be matched by fellow Italian Massimo Taibi nine years later.