Daniele Conti

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Daniele Conti
Daniele Conti 2012.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-01-09) 9 January 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Nettuno, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Roma 5 (1)
1999–2015 Cagliari 434 (47)
Total 439 (48)
National team
1998–1999 Italy U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2015.

Daniele Conti (born 9 January 1979) is an Italian football manager and former player, who played most of his career for Cagliari as a midfielder; he currently works as a co-ordinator for the club's youth side. He is the son of former A.S. Roma and Italy star Bruno Conti, and the younger brother of fellow footballer Andrea Conti.[1]

Club career[edit]

Conti started his career at his father's club Roma, debuting in 1996.[2] In 1999 he was sold to Cagliari in a co-ownership deal for 800 million lire (413,166).[3] He did not leave the club despite the club being relegated in 2000. In June 2000 Cagliari signed him outright for another 1.25 billion lire (€645,571).[3]

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.[4]

In January 2013 Conti extended his contract for 1 more year.[5] 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[6] – earlier that year Daniele became the club's all-time appearance maker, breaking local legend Mario Brugnera's three decade-old record.[7] He retired at the end of the 2014–15 season, after sixteen years with the club.[4] In total, he made 464 appearances for Cagliari, scoring 51 goals.[1]

International career[edit]

Conti played once for the Italy U21 team, on 16 August 2000, in a 2–0 friendly win over the Mexico U23 side.

Managerial career[edit]

In July 2016, Cagliari signed Conti as a co-ordinator for the club's youth system.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Conti is married to long-time girlfriend Valeria and they have two sons, Bruno (named after his grandfather) and Manuel.[2][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Angelo Deiana (11 September 2015). "Daniele Conti: "Io, bandiera ammainata. Il Cagliari non mi ha più cercato..."" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Bruno e Daniele, i Conti che tornano" (in Italian). Gazetta dello Sport. 31 October 1999. 
  3. ^ a b "2000 Bilancio" [2000 Annual Report] (PDF). A.S. Roma (in Italian). Borsa Italiana archive. 6 July 2001. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Cagliari, nuovo incarico per Daniele Conti: sarà coordinatore del vivaio" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Daniele Conti rossoblù sino al 2014" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Esplora il significato del termine: L'orgoglio dei Conti, papà Bruno scrive a Daniele "Onori la nostra famiglia, dentro e fuori il campo"" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 13 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cagliari Calcio – Presenze assolute – Top 20" (in Italian). cagliaricalcio.net. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. 

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