Francesco Morini, former Juventus and Sampdoria defender, died. He was 77 years old. The Juventus club remembers the footballer from its website, born in San Giuliano Terme on 12 August 1944. Morini “was something more than the Juventus stopper for many years, as the central defenders were once defined. He was the element of safety, the extraordinarily reliable player always present and particularly effective whenever the game took on high competitive tones. Not surprisingly, for all Francesco was Morgan, the name of a pirate, for how he managed to steal the ball from the opponent’s center-forwards. the duels with the great strikers of the time – Boninsegna and Riva above all – to exalt him in the hand-to-hand duels: Morini became the shadow of the attacker on duty, he didn’t let him breathe, he branded him as a man from the first to the last minute “, the memory of Juve. “At Juventus he lived a decade that to define splendid is an understatement. Francesco comes from Sampdoria when he is 25. It is 1969, a new Juve is being born full of youth and he, who in Serie A has already made his debut in the season 1963-64, gives a contribution of experience and energy. Morini wins a lot: 5 championships, 1 Italian Cup, 1 Uefa Cup. his past – because his institutional task was to prevent them, not to do them “, concludes Juventus.