Juventus mourns Roberto Anzolin

Goalkeeper Roberto Anzolin, who won the Scudetto with Juventus in 1967 and played once for Italy, has died at the age of 79.

Goalkeeper Roberto Anzolin (back row, right) pictured with the Juventus team of 1967/68
Goalkeeper Roberto Anzolin (back row, right) pictured with the Juventus team of 1967/68 ©Getty Images

Juventus and Italian football is mourning the loss of former goalkeeper Roberto Anzolin, who has passed away at the age of 79.

Anzolin - who was nicknamed 'La Zanzara' (The Mosquito) for his slim build - spent the bulk of his footballing career with the Turin club, playing there for nine seasons from 1961 to 1970. He won the Scudetto with Juventus in 1967, and the Coppa Italia two years earlier.

"A darting keeper, of absolute reliability," as the Juventus website described him, Anzolin collected a single cap with Italy - in a friendly game against Mexico on 29 June 1966.

 

 

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