Nicknamed “Lo Stopper Gentiluomo” (The Gentleman Stopper) Guarneri is famed as being a tenacious defender who never received a red-card during his career. A crucial pillar of the Internazionale Team known as La Grande Inter (The Great Inter) between 1958 and 1967 he helped them secure, back to back, European Cup wins in 1964 and 1965, three Serie A divisional titles in 1962-63, 1964-65, 1965-66 and two Intercontinental Cups in 1964 and 1965.
Born: 7 March 1938 – Cremona, Italy Position: Center Back, Right Full-back
Club Career: Years Team Apps Gls 1957-1958 Como 32 0 1958-1967 Internazionale 268 3 1967-1968 Bologna 28 1 1978-1969 Napoli 22 0 1969-1970 Internazionale 3 0 1970-1973 Cremonese 8 0
International Career: 1963-1968 Italy 21 1
Originally a right sided full-back he was paired with Armando Picchi at Inter Milan and converted into an elegant, yet powerful, center-back where he built a reputation for tackling, marking and possessing an exceptional positional sense.
Capped 21 times by Italy, debuting against Pele’s Brazil in 1963, Guarneri became a European Champion with the national team, on home soil, in 1968.
Time Vault Soccer doff’s it’s cap to this “elegant bulwark” of a defender with a representation of the 1964-65 season. The season that saw Guarneri complete a League, European and Intercontinental Cup treble with The Great Inter.
Position: Defend (Centre, Right) Rating: 1 Star Skill Stats: ATTACK 1 DEFEND 6 SPECIAL: N/A
Season Stats: Year Team App Gls Hons 1964–1965 Internazionale 31 (2) 0 (0) SerA, EC, IC
Strategy Tip: An out and out defender providing solid fortification at the back. Although offering little in attack, when combined with a Goalkeeper and/or deployed alongside players with the “Inspirational” Special Skill Guarneri can be a match saver.
Features in: “Debut 60’s v 70’s” – Card No: 23/64
Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.