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Renzo Burini

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Place of birth  Palmanova, Italy
1959–1962  Cesena
Playing position  Forward
1953–1959  Lazio
Height  1.75 m
1947–1953  Milan
Role  Football player
Years  Team
Name  Renzo Burini

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Date of birth  (1927-10-10) October 10, 1927 (age 88)

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Renzo Burini (born 10 October 1927 in Palmanova) is a retired Italian professional football player and coach, who played as a striker or as a winger.


Club career

Burini played for 12 seasons (330 games, 123 goals) in the Italian Serie A for A.C. Milan and S.S. Lazio.

He made his debut with Milan at the age of 20, in an 8–1 win over Bari, marking the occasion with a brace. He scored 12 goals during the 1950–51 Serie A season, helping Milan capture the league title after a 44-year wait, and also won the Latin Cup later that season.

He is remembered by Lazio fans for his contribution to winning the first major trophy for the club, the Coppa Italia in 1958, and for his performance in two Derby della Capitale games against cross-city rivals Roma: in Lazio's 1955 3–1 Rome Derby victory, he scored two goals, and in the 1958 edition of the Rome Derby, he scored one and set up Arne Selmosson for another in a 2–1 victory.

International career

Burini made his debut for the Italy national football team on April 8, 1951 in a game against Portugal and scored on his debut. He was a member of the team which took part at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Style of play

A versatile forward, Burini could play both as a striker and as a winger, and was known for his outstanding pace and eye for goal.


  • Serie A: 1950–51
  • Latin Cup: 1951
  • Lazio
  • Coppa Italia winner: 1957–58.
  • International

  • Represented Italy at the 1948 Summer Olympics.
  • Individual

  • Among the top 10 goalscorers of the Serie A for 3 seasons: 1949–50, 1951–52, 1952–53.
  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame
  • References

    Renzo Burini Wikipedia