• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN FOOTBALL SEASON IS UNDER WAY -- AND SOCCER FANS THERE WILL BE SEEING SOME OF THE WORLD'S COSTLIEST PLAYERS IN ACTION.

  • Description

    THE ITALIAN FOOTBALL SEASON IS UNDER WAY -- AND SOCCER FANS THERE WILL BE SEEING SOME OF THE WORLD'S COSTLIEST PLAYERS IN ACTION. FOR ITALIAN FOOTBALL CLUBS HAVE SPENT 21,000-MILLION LIRE (14-MILLIONS STERLING) IN TRANSFER FEES IN THE BIGGEST RESHUFFLE OF PLAYERS THE ITALIAN LEAGUE HAS EVER SEEN.

    AND ONE CLUB WHICH HAD SPENT A FORTUNE TO TRY TO BOOST ITS LEAGUE POSITION IS JUVENTUS OF TURIN. LEAGUE WINNER IN 1967, THEY DROPPED TO THIRD POSITION AT THE END OF LAST SEASONS.

    NOW, THEY HAVE BOUGHT THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE PLAYER, ANASTASI, AND TWO OTHERS, HALLER AND BENETTI, WHO COST NEARLY AS MUCH.

    PIETRO ANASTASI, AGED 20, WAS BOUGHT BY JUVENTUS FROM VARESE FOR THE STAGGERING SUM OF 660-MILLION LIRE (440,000 STERLING). HE WILL PLAY FOR JUVENTUS AS CENTRE FORWARD.

    TWO NEW PLAYERS IN THE TEAM THIS SEASON ARE THE WEST GERMAN WORLD CUP PLAYER, HELMUT HALLER, AGED 22, WHO HAS BEEN BOUGHT FROM BOLOGNA FOR 4000-MILLION LIRE (267,000 STERLING) AND ROMEO BENETTI FROM PALERMO FOR 350-MILLION LIRE (233,300 STERLING).

    PLAYERS' EARNINGS ARE GOING TO BE ASTRONOMICAL, TOO. STARS LIKE ANASTASI, HALLER AND BENETTI CAN EXPECT TO BE PAID TOTALS OF ABOUT 50-MILLION LIRE (33,300 STERLING) EACH FOR THE SEASON.

    THESE THREE NEWCOMERS WILL BE JOINING ESTABLISHED STARS LIKE LUIS DEL SOL, SANDRO SALVADOR AND GIAN LUIGI ROVETA IN A BID TO WIN BACK THE LEAGUE TITLE FOR THE WEALTHY TURIN CLUB.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6O0WJ27HLNAN0VCCLHUQT2C6T
    Media URN:
    VLVA6O0WJ27HLNAN0VCCLHUQT2C6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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