Franco Cordova

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Franco Cordova
Franco Cordova - AS Roma 1974-75.jpg
Cordova captain of Roma in 1974
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-06-21) 21 June 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth Forlì, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1963 Salernitana 6 (1)
1963–1965 Catania 10 (1)
1965–1966 Internazionale 1 (0)
1966–1967 Brescia 25 (0)
1967–1976 Roma 212 (9)
1976–1979 Lazio 85 (2)
1979–1980 Avellino 5 (1)
National team
1975  Italy 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Franco Cordova (born 21 June 1944 in Forlì) is a former Italian international football player who played as midfielder.

Born in Forlì but raised in Naples, he played for Catania, Inter and Brescia before settling in Rome at A.S. Roma and becoming team's captain. He then left suddely for AS Roma's rivals S.S. Lazio in 1976 where he played 3 seasons before ending his career at U.S. Avellino.

He also has 2 full caps for Italy, both in 1975.

His career ended with a 1-year and 2 months ban from football in the Totonero 1980 match-fixing scandal.

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