Sergio Brighenti

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Sergio Brighenti
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-09-23) 23 September 1932 (age 86)
Place of birth Modena, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1952 Modena 52 (19)
1952–1955 Internazionale 40 (20)
1955–1957 Triestina 54 (13)
1957–1960 Padova 91 (50)
1960–1963 Sampdoria 95 (43)
1963–1964 Modena 30 (10)
1964–1965 Torino 1 (0)
Total 363 (155)
National team
1959–1961 Italy 9 (2)
Teams managed
1968–1969 Varese
1971–1972 Varese
1972–1973 Seregno
1973–1974 Lecco
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sergio Brighenti (born 23 September 1932) is an Italian former football player and coach. As a professional player, Brighenti played as a forward at both club and international level, before beginning his coaching career. Brighenti was a quick, hardworking, and dynamic centre-forward, with good technical ability, and a powerful, accurate shot.[1]


Playing career[edit]

Making his professional debut in 1949, Brighenti played for Modena, Internazionale, Triestina, Padova, Sampdoria and Torino, winning two consecutive Serie A titles with Inter in 1953 and 1954. Brighenti scored a total of 155 goals in 363 career league games. He was also top-scorer in Serie A once throughout his career, during the 1960–61 season, scoring 27 goals.[1][2]

Brighenti also earned nine caps for Italy between 1959 and 1961, scoring two goals.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Brighenti retired as a player in 1965, and began his first football management job with Varese in 1968. Brighenti was manager at Varese twice, and also managed Seregno and Lecco.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sergio Brighenti was born in Modena on 23 September 1932. His older brother is fellow player Renato Brighenti.[2]






  1. ^ a b "BRIGHENTI, Sergio" (in Italian). Treccani: Enciclopedia dello Sport (2002). Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Brighenti, il giro del calcio in 80 anni "Ho avuto tutto e non è finita qui"" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2014.

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