13 Facts About Angelo Peruzzi

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Angelo Peruzzi is an Italian football coach and former goalkeeper, and a three-time winner of the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year award.

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Angelo Peruzzi had a highly successful spell with Juventus, where he won three Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, among other titles; he won a second Coppa Italia with Lazio before retiring with the club in 2007.

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Angelo Peruzzi represented them at the 1992 Olympics, at UEFA Euro 1996, and at Euro 2004.

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Angelo Peruzzi was loaned to Hellas Verona in 1989, but was one of the two Roma players to be suspended for a year in October 1990 after failing a doping test because of an appetite suppressant he was taking at the time, which contained the banned substance Phentermine.

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Angelo Peruzzi's signing with Juventus in 1991 successfully revived his career and he soon surpassed Stefano Tacconi as the club's starting goalkeeper, remaining with the team until 1999, and winning the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 1997 and 1998, as well as the Guerin d'oro in 1997.

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Angelo Peruzzi won three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia, two Supercoppa Italiana titles, a UEFA Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, an Intercontinental Cup and was part of Juventus' 1996 UEFA Champions League title squad that defeated Ajax in the final on penalties, saving two in the final shoot-out.

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Angelo Peruzzi reached two more consecutive Champions League finals with the Turin-based club, as well as a semi-final finish during his final season with the club.

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Angelo Peruzzi spent one unsuccessful season with the club – despite his excellent performances –, under his former Juventus manager Marcello Lippi, finishing the league season in fourth place, and reaching the Coppa Italia final.

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Angelo Peruzzi kept playing at a very high level, being generally considered the best Italian goalkeeper behind Gianluigi Buffon.

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Angelo Peruzzi was named the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year for the third time in his career on 28 January 2008.

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11.

Angelo Peruzzi was capped 31 times in 11 years with Italy, between 1995 and 2005.

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Angelo Peruzzi was a member of the national squad that competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, making two appearances during the tournament.

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Angelo Peruzzi was scheduled to be the starter at the 1998 FIFA World Cup under Cesare Maldini, but suffered a late injury and was replaced in the starting line-up by Gianluca Pagliuca.

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