Franco Selvaggi

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Franco Selvaggi
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-05-15) 15 May 1953 (age 62)
Place of birth Pomarico, Italy
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Pro Matera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 Ternana 12 (1)
1973–1974 A.S. Roma (loan) 2 (0)
1974 Ternana 1 (0)
1974–1979 Taranto 146 (22)
1979–1982 Cagliari 85 (28)
1982–1984 Torino 56 (15)
1984–1985 Udinese 20 (5)
1985–1986 Inter 7 (0)
1986–1987 Sambenedettese 26 (9)
National team
1980 Italy under-21 2 (2)
1981 Italy 3 (0)
Teams managed
1992–1993 Catanzaro
1994 Taranto
1996 Matera
1998 Castel di Sangro
2002 Crotone

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Franco Selvaggi (born 15 May 1953) is a former Italian football player. Born in Pomarico, province of Matera, he was deployed as a striker. A small, quick, dynamic, mobile, and hardworking centre-forward, he excelled at making attacking runs off the ball, and at playing off his team-mates during build-up plays. He was also capable of holding up the ball for them with his back to goal.[1]

Career[edit]

In his Serie A career (1972–1986), Selvaggi played for Ternana (1972–74), A.S. Roma (1973–74), Cagliari (1979–82), Torino (1982–84), Udinese (1984–85), and Inter (1985-86) also playing with Taranto (1974–79), and ending his career with Sambenedettese (1986–87).[2]

Selvaggi represented the Italy national under-21 football team twice in 1980, scoring 2 goals. With the Italian national team, he earned 3 caps in 1981, making his debut in a 0-0 home draw against East Germany on 19 April. He was a member of the Italy team that won the 1982 World Cup under Enzo Bearzot, but he never played a match in that event.[3][4][5]

Following his retirement, he became a football coach.[6]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Italy

Individual[edit]

  • Medaglia d'Oro al valore atletico: 1982[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marino Bartoletti (22 May 2002). "Selvaggi, campione di pazienza "L' impresa fu sopportare Tardelli"". http://archiviostorico.corriere.it (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Nicola Salerno (29 April 2015). "L'intervista della settimana: Franco Selvaggi". http://www.materacalciostory.it/ (in Italian). 
  3. ^ 1982 FIFA World Cup: Italy Squad FIFA. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Selvaggi, Franco". National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Nazionale in cifre: Selvaggi, Franco". http://www.figc.it (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Daniele Mosconi (6 September 2012). "ESCLUSIVA TLP - Mi ritorni in mente : Franco Selvaggi". http://www.tuttolegapro.com (in Italian). Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Franco Selvaggi". http://www.medagliedoro.org (in Italian). Retrieved 29 April 2015.