|Date of birth||15 May 1953|
|Place of birth||Pomarico, Italy|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1973–1974||→ A.S. Roma (loan)||2||(0)|
|1998||Castel di Sangro|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Franco Selvaggi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfraŋko selˈvaddʒi]; born 15 May 1953) is an Italian former 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.
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).
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.
Retirement and managerial career
- Medaglia d'Oro al valore atletico: 1982
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