Ezio Pascutti, Italian footballer, Died at 79


Ezio Pascutti was born on June 1, 1937, in Mortegliano, Udine, and died on January 4, 2017.

He was an Italian football manager and player.

Ezio Pascutti played as a forward, either as a striker or as a winger.

Pascutti spent his entire club career with Bologna and represented Italy at two FIFA World Cups.

He spent his entire club career with Bologna, playing 296 Serie A matches and scoring 130 goals in his 14 seasons with the club, from 1955 to 1969; in total he made 336 appearances for Italian side (19 in the Coppa Italia, 3 in the European Cup, 12 in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and 6 in the Mitropa Cup), scoring 142 goals in official matches (7 in the Coppa Italia, 1 in the European Cup, and 4 in the Mitropa Cup), making him the club’s third-highest goalscorer of all time behind only Angelo Schiavio and Carlo Reguzzoni.

He earned 17 caps and scored 8 goals for the Italy national football team from 1958 to 1967.

Ezio Pascutti played in the 1962 and 1966 World Cups with Italy.

Ezio Pascutti passed away at 79 years old.