At the age of 83, Benito Sarti, Juventus defender from 1959 to 1968 has passed away. Before coming to Juventus, he made his Serie A debut with Padova and later played with Sampdoria. In Turin he was part of an extraordinary Juve, the one that dominated with Giampiero Boniperti, John Charles and Omar Sivori as prominent elements. Benito played two roles: predominantly at full-back, but also deployed as a central midfielder in certain games.
In the decade spent in Juventus he reached 252 appearances and scored one goal from long-range in the 6-3 away victory in Atalanta-Juventus, during the 1962-63 championship. Many important achievements were realised, including appearances for the National team, along with numerous titles won: 3 Scudetti, as many Coppa Italias and one Coppa delle Alpi.
Hurrà Juventus recounted his arrival at Juventus and the particular emotion it generated: "A few days before moving to Turin, I went to visit my father. I surprised him. I showed up at the shop at dawn and he had tears in his eyes. He was reading the news of my transfer to Juventus in the newspaper. He told me not to think that I had made it already, and to continue living as I always had, training scrupulously, without neglecting the smallest detail."
Juventus remembers Benito with great affection and embraces the family pain with deep condolences.