18 February 2015
Alberto Coramini died yesterday, a Bianconeri defender from the Juventus side of the 1960s featuring Sivori, Salvadore, Stacchini and Del Sol.
Disciplined and confident, Coramini was a consummate professional who hailed from Maserà di Padova - where he was born in 1944 - and joined Juventus at the age of 16.
He made his debut on a Sunday in September 1964, coming on as a substitute and playing alongside Stacchini and Salvadore in a Coppa Italia tie. It was the start of a triumphant cup run that would culminate in victory over Inter in the final.
After a season in Serie B, Coramini was recalled to Juventus under Paraguayan coach Heriberto Herrera, his strength lying in his dynamism and teamwork. He played 12 times in the 1966/67 season, eventually winning Juve's 13th Scudetto after a long and enthralling title race (with the Bianconeri coming from behind) with the Nerazzurri.
His final game for the Old Lady, on 15 May 1968, was the European Cup semi-final against the legendary Benfica side featuring Eusebio.
He died at home yesterday in Teolo. We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to his family on behalf of everyone at Juventus and the club's supporters.