Luigi Sartor

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Luigi Sartor
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-01-30) 30 January 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Treviso, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1991–1992 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Juventus 1 (0)
1993–1994Reggiana (loan) 5 (0)
1994–1997 Vicenza 64 (2)
1997–1998 Inter 23 (1)
1998–2002 Parma 67 (0)
2002–2005 Roma 18 (0)
2004Ancona (loan) 9 (0)
2005Genoa (loan) 9 (0)
2006 Sopron 7 (0)
2007 Verona 7 (0)
2008–2009 Ternana 24 (0)
Total 234 (3)
National team
1991 Italy U17 3 (0)
1992 Italy U18 2 (0)
1996–1997 Italy U21 / Olympic 9 (0)
1998–2002 Italy 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luigi Sartor (Italian pronunciation: [luˈiːdʒi sarˈtor], Venetian: [saɾˈtoɾ]; born 30 January 1975) is an Italian retired footballer. Usually a fullback on either flank, he could also appear as a central defender.[1]

During a 17-year professional career Sartor represented ten clubs in his country, also having a brief spell in Hungary. He amassed Serie A totals of 160 games and one goal, over the course of 12 seasons.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Treviso, Sartor's Serie A career got off to an inauspicious start, as he scored an own goal past goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi on his debut (and only game) for Juventus, in a 0–2 defeat at ACF Fiorentina on 6 December 1992.[2][3]

After appearing regularly at Vicenza Calcio – where he played mainly as a central defender, alongside Joachim Björklund – a runner-up place in the league followed in 1997–98 at Inter Milan, with whom he signed a four-year contract,[4] also winning the UEFA Cup. Previously, in April 1997, he had agreed to sign for Parma AC,[5] but eventually joined that club in the 1998 summer, repeating the UEFA Cup feat in his first season.


Sartor joined A.S. Roma in 2002 in a four-year contract, with Sebastiano Siviglia going in the opposite direction. The deal was almost a pure player exchange, with both players being tagged at about 9 million.[6][7][8] but failed to become a team regular, with just 12 appearances in 2002–03, being behind in pecking order to Aldair, Cafú, Vincent Candela, Christian Panucci, Walter Samuel and Jonathan Zebina, and starting four matches in the place of Cafú or accompanying the Brazilian as he moved up front to the midfielder position.

Sartor was also consecutively loaned during his contract, to A.C. Ancona in the second half of the following campaign, and Genoa C.F.C. in 2004–05, after only seven appearances for the capital team.

False accounting scandal[edit]

As both Sartor and Siviglia failed to impress at their new clubs, and their nominal transfer was far from they had cost, Italian press reported they might have been victims of administrative doping, which meant a club allegedly inflated the price of a player in order to increase profit. Roma had already been fined for engaging in these tactics in 2007, with youth players.[9][10][11][12]

Late career[edit]

After cancelling his Roma contract in November 2005[13] and six months of inactivity, Sartor moved to Hungary's MFC Sopron, joining Giuseppe Signori and manager Dario Bonetti.[14]

In December 2006, he was found guilty by a court of aggravated assault on two police officers in an away match against Piacenza Calcio as he played with Genoa, on 9 January 2005.[15]

After a quick passage at Hellas Verona F.C. from Serie B,[16] Sartor joined Serie C1 side Ternana Calcio in January 2008,[17] playing there until June of the following year. He was arrested on 19 December 2011 for his involvement in the 2011 Italian football scandal and,[14] on 18 June 2012, he was banned for five years.[18]

International career[edit]

Internationally, Sartor appeared for Italy at the 1996 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, as the nation emerged victorious,[14] also competing the same year at the Atlanta Olympic Games.[19] He played only once in both tournaments: in the former, he replaced Nicola Amoruso in the 68th minute of the semi-final match against France;[20] in the latter, he appeared against Ghana as a starter, being replaced by Alessandro Pistone.[21]

An unused member for the under-23's at the 1997 Mediterranean Games, Sartor made his debut for the main squad on 22 April 1998, in a friendly match with Paraguay,[14][22] gaining his second and final cap four years later, against the United States.[23]





Italy U-21


  1. ^ "Roma - Squad profiles". ESPN. 13 February 2003. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Luigi Sartor arrestato a Parma in carcere per il calcioscomesse" [Luigi Sartor arrested in Parma in prison for match-fixing] (in Italian). La Repubblica. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Fiorentina Juventus 2–0" (in Italian). My Juve. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Luigi Sartor" (in Italian). Inter Milan. Archived from the original on 15 January 1998. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Sartor cambia idea, dice si al Parma" [Sartor changes mind, says yes to Parma] (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 25 April 1997. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  6. ^ James Pearson (1 July 2001). "One in one out at Roma". Sky Sports. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Giovedì 4 luglio presentazione dei neo-giallorossi Guardiola, Dellas, Sartor e Bombardini" [Thursday 4 July, new Giallorossi Guardiola, Dellas, Sartor and Bombardini presented] (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 1 July 2002. Archived from the original on 5 August 2002. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  8. ^ Vittorio Malagutti (7 November 2002). "La Roma ha un buco nel bilancio? Per coprirlo basta vendere 26 sconosciuti" [Roma had hole in the budget? Selling 26 unknown players is enough to cover for it] (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  9. ^ Glenn Moore (4 December 2004). "Sensi investigation rocks Roma". The Independent. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Calciopoli: pm, falsi i bilanci di Roma e Lazio" [Calciopoli: PM, false accounts of Roma and Lazio] (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  11. ^ "Falso in bilancio, chiesti 480 mila euro di multa per Roma e Lazio" [False accounts, 480,000 euro fine demanded for Roma and Lazio] (in Italian). Spy Sport. 2 October 2007. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  12. ^ "Doping amministrativo: condannata As Roma, assolta S.S. Lazio" [Administrative doping: AS Roma convicted, SS Lazio acquitted] (in Italian). 30 October 2007. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  13. ^ "Approvazione della relazione semestrale al 31 Dicembre 2005" (PDF) (in Italian). A.S. Roma. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  14. ^ a b c d "Calcioscommesse, arrestato Luigi Sartor – Ha giocato anche in Nazionale" [Match-fixing scandal, Luigi Sartor arrested – He even played for the national team] (in Italian). TGcom24. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  15. ^ Piacenza-Genoa, Sartor a giudizio (Piacenza-Genoa, Sartor on trial) Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine; Popolis, 7 December 2006 (in Italian)
  16. ^ "Calciomercato, ufficiale l'ingaggio di Sartor" [Football market, Sartor addition official] (in Italian). Hellas Verona. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  17. ^ Germano D'Ambrosio (6 February 2008). "Ufficiale: Luigi Sartor alla Ternana" [Official: Luigi Sartor to Ternana] (in Italian). Tutto Mercato Web. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  18. ^ "Comunicato ufficiale N°101/CDN (2011–12)" [Official announcement N°101/CDN (2011–12)] (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 18 June 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  19. ^ "Calciomercato, ufficiale l'ingaggio di Sartor" [Transfer market, Sartor acquisition official] (in Italian). Hellas Verona. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  20. ^ Maurizio Crosetti (29 May 1996). "La giovane Italia non tradisce mai" [The young Italy never lets us down] (in Italian). La Repubblica. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Ghana – Italy 3:2 (1:2)". 23 July 1996. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  22. ^ "Italia 3–1 Paraguay" [Italy 3–1 Paraguay] (in Italian). Rai Sport. 22 April 1998. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  23. ^ "L'Italia soffre un tempo prima di battere gli Usa" [Italy suffers for a while before beating the Usa] (in Italian). La Repubblica. 13 February 2002. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  24. ^ a b c d "Luigi Sartor". Eurosport. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  25. ^ "Coppa Italia Albo d'Oro – 1996/97" [Italian Cup Golden Album – 1996/97] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  26. ^ "1996: Totti trascina l'Italia" [1996: Totti carries Italy] (in Italian). 1 March 2006. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

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