Pietro Anastasi
Pietro Anastasi nicknamed Petruzzu 'u turcu by fans, was an Italian football
Football in Italy
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er, playing in the striker
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Anastasi was born in Catania
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, Sicily
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. During his career (1964–1982) he played for Massiminiana, Varese
A.S. Varese 1910
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, Juventus
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, Internazionale
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 and Ascoli
Ascoli Calcio 1898
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. In the Serie A
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, he played 338 matches and scored 105 goals (For Juventus, he played 205 games and scored 78 goals).

With the Italy national football team
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, he was in the team that won the 1968 UEFA European Football Championship
1968 UEFA European Football Championship
-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Replay:-Top scorers:There were 7 goals scored in 4 matches, for an average of 1.75 goals per game.2 goals Dragan Džajić...

, where he scored a goal in the final against Yugoslavia
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. He also participated at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
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, scoring one goal against Haiti
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. In total, he played 25 international matches and scored 8 goals.

Today, Anastasi is a TV pundit for the Italian network "Italia 7 Gold".

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