Pasquale Bruno, The Animal winner with Juventus and Torino
Born in Lecce on this day, 19 June 1962, Pasquale Bruno is one of the most loved footballer of Torino.
His nickname, “O’ animale” (Neapolitan: the animal), describe his aggressive, physical, and hard-tackling style of play.
In total, he received an Italian record of over fifty days of suspension throughout his career.
Pasquale Bruno with Juventus and Torino
After 11 years with Lecce and Como, Juventus bought him. With the bianconeri he won a UEFA Cup (1989–90) and a Coppa Italia (1989–90).
He moved to Torino in 1990 and the fans were not happy for this. But the fans loved him, and he started to support Torino.
With the granata he won a Mitropa Cup (1990–91) and a Coppa Italia (1992–93).
After Torino, he moved to Fiorentina (1993-94), Lecce (1994–95), Heart of Midlothian (1995–97), Wigan Athletic (1997) and Cowdenbeath (1998).
He will be remembered to be one of the most aggressive player in Italy, but also to be one of the most loved from the Torino’s fans.