Bruno Conti

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Bruno Conti
Personal information
Full name Bruno Conti
Date of birth (1955-03-13) 13 March 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Nettuno, Italy
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger (Retired)
Club information
Current team
AS Roma
(Director of Youth Sector)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1990 Roma 304 (37)
1975–1976 Genoa (loan) 36 (3)
1978–1979 Genoa (loan) 32 (1)
Total 372 (41)
National team
1980–1986 Italy 47 (5)
Teams managed
1991–1992 AS Roma baretti (U-19)
1992–1993 AS Roma primavera (U-20)
2005 AS Roma caretaker
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bruno Conti (born 13 March 1955 in Nettuno, province of Rome) is a former Italian football player and manager of Serie A club Roma from 14 March 2005 to 30 June 2005. He is currently head of the club's youth sector.[1]

Early Life[edit]

A native of Nettuno, a comune on the outskirts of Rome, Conti is one of seven children and was a keen baseball player in his youth.[2][3] His father Andrea was a bricklayer.[4]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Conti spent his entire career, aside from two year-long loan spells at Genoa, at Roma, winning the Scudetto in 1983 and Coppa Italia four times. He helped them to the 1984 European Cup Final but were defeated on penalties by Liverpool, with Conti missing his penalty in the shootout.

He is one of eleven members of A.S. Roma Hall of Fame.

International[edit]

Conti made his debut in October 1980 against Luxembourg. He was part of the Italian national side that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup. In the final, despite being booked after 31 minutes, he was a central figure in Italy's second goal that was scored by Marco Tardelli and single-handedly created Italy's third goal by breaking down the right side from the half-way line and crossing to Alessandro Altobelli to score from the top of the box after 81 minutes. The Italians won the game 3-1 and their third World Cup.[5]

Post-retirement[edit]

After retiring, Conti remained at Roma as a member of the youth sector's coaching staff. Following the departure of coach Luigi Delneri, he moved up from his position as head of the club's youth teams to first team coach during the 2004-05 season. Conti did not possess a coaching licence, but was a respected figure at the club. World Cup winners, however, are exempted from taking coaching exams.[citation needed] He led Roma to the Coppa Italia final and to a UEFA Cup berth. His short term role as caretaker manager finished when Roma appointed Luciano Spalletti as coach.

Conti later became Technical Director (Direttore tecnico)[6] and is currently in charge of the Youth Sector (Responsabile del Settore Giovanile).[1]

Personal Life[edit]

Conti and his wife Laura have two sons Daniele and Andrea, who are both professional footballers.[6]

Playing style[edit]

Normally a winger, Conti was among the best players in the world during his prime. He was renowned for his pace, dribbling ability and crossing ability.

Honours[edit]

Roma
Italy

References[edit]

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