Daniele Conti

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Daniele Conti
Daniele Conti 2012.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-01-09) 9 January 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Nettuno, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Roma 5 (1)
1999– Cagliari 453 (46)
National team
1998-1999 Italy U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniele Conti (born 9 January 1979) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cagliari.

He is the son of former A.S. Roma and Italy star Bruno Conti. His older brother, Andrea Conti, is also a footballer, currently playing for AC Bellinzona.


Conti started his career at his father's club Roma, debuting in 1996.[1] In 1999 he was sold to Cagliari in a co-ownership deal. He did not leave the club despite the club being relegated in 2000. In June 2004, he was in the team when they were the runner-up of Serie B and returned to Serie A after 4 seasons. Conti became the new team captain after the retirement of long-serving Uruguayan defender Diego López in 2010.

In January 2013 Conti extended his contract for 1 more year.[2] On 10 November 2013, he scored a brace against Torino. His father Bruno wrote an open letter which was published on the local newspaper L'Unione Sarda several days later, congratulating him on a stellar career[3] – earlier that year Daniele became the club's all-time appearance maker, breaking local legend Mario Brugnera's three decade-old record.[4]

He played once for Italy U21 team, on 16 August 2000, in a friendly that beat Mexico U23 2–0.

Personal Life[edit]

Conti is married to long-time girlfriend Valeria and they have two sons, Bruno (named after his grandfather) and Manuel.[3][1]


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