Felice Centofanti

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Felice Centofanti
Personal information
Full name Felice Centofanti
Date of birth (1969-05-23) 23 May 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Left-back
Youth career
1984 Teramo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Teramo 2 (0)
1986–1988 Verona 1 (0)
1988–1989 Jesina Calcio 31 (5)
1989–1991 Barletta 7 (0)
1990 Nola Calcio 27 (3)
1991–1992 Palermo 28 (8)
1992–1995 Ancona 73 (9)
1995–1996 Internazionale 9 (1)
1996–1997 Genoa 34 (5)
1997–1998 Ravenna 25 (3)
1997–1998 Genoa 4 (0)
1998–2000 Ravenna 43 (4)
2000–2003 Padova 66 (23)
2004 Bassano Virtus 1 (0)
Total 351 (61)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Felice Centofanti (born 23 May 1969) is an Italian former footballer who played as a left-back.

Career[edit]

Football[edit]

Centofanti was born in Teramo. In his long career, he played with many teams, including Internazionale (Inter) during the middle of his career. In Massimo Moratti's first season as owner of Inter, he signed many Italians such as Benito Carbone, Salvatore Fresi, and Maurizio Ganz, along with Centofanti himself.

Despite being a defender, Centofanti chose the number 9 jersey, when in 1995, the league introduced the selection of personal numbers. During Centofanti's tour of duty with Inter, he debuted in his first UEFA Cup game.

Centofanti also explored the midfield position as he saw his knack for goal scoring increase. When playing for Inter, he saw his role in the defence decrease as Alessandro Pistone began to overthrow him for the left-back position. Manager Roy Hodgson also preferred Brazilian Roberto Carlos over Centofanti.

In 2004 he concluded his career and became the director of Ancona Calcio.

In 2009 he returned to football, as director of San Marino Calcio.[1]

Television[edit]

In 2005, he left the football world for the television, when he was invited to join the hit Italian show Striscia la notizia.

Centofanti gained fame for his antics on the television screen, rather than his work on the pitch. He appears on the popular Italian television show Striscia la Notizia, where he makes skits and jokes with football players. Some of his targets include football stars Luca Toni, Francesco Totti, Clarence Seedorf, Alessandro Del Piero, and many more. Usually, in the skit, the player has a life or football related problem, and Centofanti magically appears to help them out.

Honours[edit]

Awards[edit]

Teramo: 1985-1986 (Serie C2/C)
Padova: 2000-2001 (Serie C2/A)

Notable Results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Felice Centofanti nuovo direttore generale del San Marino" (in Italian). San Marino TV. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2011.

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