ROME – "Today is a sad day for all Juventus , for Italian football and for all those who have known it. Pietro Anastasi left us at the age of 71 ". The official Juventus website thus gives the news of the death of the former Juventus striker who won three badges in Turin.
“Sicilian by birth – writes the Gazzetta dello Sport, retracing the career of the former Juventus player – Anastasi – short-lived but explosive and also very good in acrobatics – exploded in Varese in the second half of the 1960s, attracting the attention of the best Italian clubs. Juventus emerged in 1968, snatching him from Inter. And invested 650 million on him, a significant figure at the time. The relationship with the Lady will last 8 seasons, enriched by three badges, but will wear out in the final part, so much so that the company in the summer in 1976 exchanges it with Roberto Boninsegna. On the Juve-Inter axis there is a market operation that fills the first pages of the time. Anastasi does not repeat the Bianconeri glories at Inter, but still raises the 1978 Italian Cup, before ending his career between Ascoli and Lugano. European champion with Italy in 1968, in blue he collected 25 appearances and 8 goals in the national team. After retiring, Anastasi was a youth coach for a short time and then a television commentator. "
Source: Ansa, La Gazzetta dello Sport.
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