|Full name||Franco Tancredi|
|Date of birth||10 January 1955|
|Place of birth||Giulianova, Italy|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Roma (GK coach)|
|1992–2004||Roma (goalkeeping coach)|
|2004–2006||Juventus (goalkeeping coach)|
|2006–2007||Real Madrid (goalkeeping coach)|
|2007–2011||England (goalkeeping coach)|
|2011–2012||Roma (goalkeeping coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Franco Tancredi (born 10 January 1955) is an Italian former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for several Italian clubs, in particular Roma, and the Italy national team. He is a member of the A.S. Roma Hall of Fame.
Tancredi began his career with Giulianova, and later also played with Milan and Rimini, before joining Roma. He made 288 Serie A appearances for Roma between 1979 and 1990, winning the Scudetto in 1983 and four Coppa Italia titles. In 1987, during a game against Milan at the San Siro, he was hit on the head by a firework thrown by a Milan supporter. He stopped breathing for a short time but was eventually resuscitated by paramedics. He ended his career in 1991 after a season with Torino, where he won the Mitropa Cup but was mainly a back-up to Luca Marchegiani.
Tancredi represented Italy at the 1984 Summer Olympics and was the number two goalkeeper to Giovanni Galli in Italy's squad at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He earned 12 caps with the national team between 1984 and 1986, all of which came in friendlies.
Style of play
Regarded as one of the best Italian goalkeepers of his generation, Tancredi was a reliable and consistent shot-stopper. Although not particularly tall for a goalkeeper, he was blessed with great speed and agility and gained a reputation as a penalty saving specialist throughout his career, and was known for his particular diving technique with one arm, which was similar to Rinat Dasayev's technique.
After retiring as a player, Tancredi worked as a goalkeeping coach for Roma until 2004 before following coach Fabio Capello to Juventus and taking the same post. At the start of the 2006–07 season, Tancredi followed Capello to work as a goalkeeping coach at Real Madrid.
On 14 December 2007, Tancredi was formally appointed goalkeeping coach of the England national team in line with the appointment of new England manager Fabio Capello. In 2011, Tancredi returned to Roma as part of the technical staff of new coach Luis Enrique. On 13 June, Tancredi left Roma for personal reasons.
- Mitropa Cup: 1991
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