Lucidio Sentimenti

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Lucidio Sentimenti
Personal information
Date of birth (1920-07-01)1 July 1920
Place of birth Bomporto, Kingdom of Italy
Date of death 28 November 2014(2014-11-28) (aged 94)
Place of death Turin, Italy
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940–1942 Modena 49 (1)
1942–1949 Juventus 186 (5)
1949–1954 Lazio 170 (1)
1954–1957 Vicenza 82 (0)
1957–1960 Cenisia 74 (0)
1959 A.C. Torino[1] 3 (0)
National team
1945–1953 Italy[2] 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Lucidio Sentimenti (also known as Sentimenti IV; 1 July 1920 – 28 November 2014) was an Italian footballer from Bomporto in the Province of Modena, who played as a goalkeeper. His nickname, Sentimenti IV, comes from the fact that he is the fourth of five brothers – Ennio (I), Arnaldo (II), Vittorio (III) and Primo (V) - all of whom but the eldest were also professional footballers. Only Lucidio played for the Italian national side.

Club career[edit]

After starting his career with Modena, Sentimenti played football for several other Italian clubs, including Juventus and Lazio.[3][4]

International career[edit]

Sentimenti also played for the Italian national football team nine different times between 1945 and 1964 and was a member of the team that took part at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[3][4]

Style of play[edit]

A former out-field player, who was capable of playing in any position, Sentimenti was known for being an accurate penalty-kick taker, and was known to be one of the first goalscoring goalkeepers. Nicknamed "Cochi", he was a reliable, tenacious and composed goalkeeper, who was known for his intelligence and speed when rushing off his line to anticipate his opponents, as well as his ability to come out and collect crosses or punch the ball clear, despite his small stature. An excellent shot-stopper, he was also known for his agility, handling, and positional sense, although at times he was caught out from distance throughout his career.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

The Sentimenti family were prominent in Italian football, several of Lucidio's relatives in the game include his brothers; Ennio, Arnaldo, Vittorio and Primo, his cousins Lino and nephews Roberto and Andrea Sentimenti.[3][4]

Lucidio played for Modena, Juventus and Lazio during the same time as his attacking midfielder brother Vittorio Sentimenti, both as prominent squad members. Primo played with them both at Lazio for a while.[3][4]


Sentimenti died in Turin, Italy, aged 94.[4][5]




  1. ^ "Sentimenti IV" (in Italian). Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
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  3. ^ a b c d e Stefano Bedeschi (1 July 2013). "Gli eroi in bianconero: Lucidio SENTIMENTI IV" (in Italian). Tutto Juve. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Sentimenti IV è morto: Juve in lutto, addio al primo portiere goleador" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Calcio, è morto Sentimenti IV: fu il primo portiere goleador" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2017.