Paolo Pulici in 1976 in the AC Turin jersey
|birthday||April 27, 1950|
|place of birth||Roncello , Italy|
|Years||station||Games (goals) 1|
|1967-1982||AC Torino||335 (134)|
|1 Only league games are given.|
Paolo "Paolino" Pulici (born April 27, 1950 in Roncello ) is a former Italian soccer player who was active during his playing career for AC Legnano , AC Torino , Udinese Calcio and AC Florence . He also played 19 games for the Italian national soccer team . He is in first place in the all-time goalscorer list of Torino FC with 171 goals.
Paolino Pulici began his career in the youth department of AC Legnano . In 1967 the attacker was lured away by Serie A club AC Torino and signed. The striker's first success with the Turin team was in 1971, when the Coppa Italia final against AC Milan was won on penalties after a goalless extension . After five moderate years, in which he could not achieve more than five goals this season in the Italian championship, he was awarded after the 1972/73 season with a total of 17 goals for the first time as top scorer ( Capocannoniere ). Gianni Rivera and Giuseppe Savoldi also scored 17 goals, making for the first time and the only time in the history of Serie A three players were honored as Capocannonieri .
After the 1974/75 and 1975/76 season, Pulici finished the season again as the top scorer and was once again the top scorer. He had the most successful of his career in the 1975/76 season when he scored 21 goals and won the Italian championship with AC Torino thanks to his goals. City rivals Juventus Turin ended the season two points behind in second place. The attacker also spent the following season at Torino and only missed defending his title due to one point behind Juventus Turin. Also in the following years Pulici placed with the team mostly on the front ranks of the table, but in the last three years the performance of the team decreased and the relegation could only be ensured with difficulty.
After 15 years in Turin, he moved to Udinese Calcio in 1982 . There he managed only a moderate season and scored only five goals for Udinese. The following year, he was signed to AC Florence . At this point, however, the striker had passed his zenith and only scored three goals in two years. In 1985 he ended his active career.
Pulici was called up in 1969 for the first time in the squad of the Italian U-21 selection , for which he made his debut on November 1, 1969 in the game against Hungary and was able to contribute a goal to the 2-1 victory. After he remained in the following three missions without a goal, he scored three goals for Italy on May 5, 1971 in a 5-2 victory over the Netherlands. The attacker was called up by national coach Ferruccio Valcareggi in the Italian squad for the 1970 World Cup .
During the course of the tournament, in which Italy was runner-up in the final against Brazil, he received no use and made his debut on March 31, 1973 in the match against Luxembourg for the Italian national team. Also for the soccer world championship 1974 and soccer world championship 1978 another appointment to the tournament followed. But although Pulici was able to convince in the club, he was never used in a major tournament. He played his last international game on September 23, 1978 against Turkey, the game was won 1-0.
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Pulici, Paolo|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian soccer player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 27, 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Roncello , Italy|