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Renato Buso

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Renato Buso played for Lazio from 1996 to 1997.

He was born in Treviso on December 19, 1969.

He started his professional career in Serie C2 with Montebelluna but then in 1985 he made the big jump and signed for Juventus. He stayed with the Bianconeri for four years often used as back-up centre forward in case of problems with Aldo Serena, Ian Rush and Alessandro Altobelli. In 1989 he joined Fiorentina and gradually moved from being a centre forward to a winger, helping Roberto Baggio in the attack. He stayed for two years in Florence and also played the final of the UEFA Cup in 1990.

In 1991 he signed for the fresh champions Sampdoria, substituting Marco Branca, as reserve for Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Mancini. He stayed for two years in Liguria but then he started having problems with Sven Goran Eriksson so he moved to Naples in 1993. Here he finished his transformation and became a complete right-winger. He stayed for three years scoring 11 goals before arriving at the court of Zdenek Zeman at Lazio. He was unlucky since he immediately went down with German Measles just as he was to start the preseason training. This meant that that year under Zeman he found little space but when the Bohemian was fired he was used more by Dino Zoff. The arrival of Eriksson at Lazio in the summer of 1997 meant that the time had come to move on.

In October he signed for Piacenza and stayed for three years giving a great contribution on the right wing, allowing the club to stay in Serie A for two years before, in his last season Piacenza, were relegated. In 2000 he joined Cagliari for a year before ending his professional career with Spezia in Serie C1.

Buso will always be remembered for his time with Italy’s Under-21 team. Managed by Cesare Maldini, Italy won the European Championship 1992 beating Sweden in the final. He contributed three goals, in the semi-final against Denmark and in the final.

Lazio Career


Total apperances (goals)

Serie A

Coppa Italia


18 (1)

16 (1)


Jul-Oct 1997





20 (1)

16 (1)




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