Renato Zaccarelli was born in Ancona on January 18 1951. A product of the Turin academy, the player cut his teeth with spells at Catania, Novara and Verona before returning to the Granata in the 1974/75 season. He therefore arrived in time to establish himself in the side coached by Gigi Radice, which would be crowned champions of Italy at the end of the 1975/76 season. Zaccarelli played in central midfield, with a license to get forward and shoot on goal, something he did with power and precision. He played for Torino for 13 straight seasons in Serie A, making 413 appearances and scoring 21 goals in all competitions. During the best years of his career, he racked up 25 appearances for the Italian national side and played in five matches at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina. His playing career came to an end in 1987. Since then, he has worked in various roles in the football world: coach, sporting director, team manager, general manager and youth sector head. He is known to television viewers for his contributions as a pundit on Sky coverage.