Franco Sensi

Francesco Sensi, Cavaliere del lavoro (29 July 1926 – 17 August 2008) was an Italian oil tycoon. He was born in Rome, where he lived throughout his entire life, though he also served time as mayor of Visso, the city where his family came from. He had been for fifteen years, until his death, chairman of Associazione Sportiva Roma, the major football club of Rome. He took control of the club in May, 1993, both with Pietro Mezzaroma, and he then became the chairman on 8 November 1993.[1]

Franco Sensi
Franco Sensi and Luciano Spalletti at Wojtyla Cup
Franco Sensi(to the left) and Luciano Spalletti
Francesco Sensi

(1926-07-29)29 July 1926
Died17 August 2008(2008-08-17) (aged 82)
OccupationOil tycoon
Known forFormer Chairman of A.S. Roma
Spouse(s)Maria Lando
ChildrenRosella Sensi

Under his chairmanship A.S. Roma won one scudetto (2000–01), two Supercoppa Italiana (2001 and 2007) and two Coppa Italia (2006–07 and 2007–08).

His daughter Rosella used to be A.S. Roma General Manager as well. For Sensi's entrepreneurship activity, he has been given by the President of the Italian Republic the honour of Cavaliere del lavoro, on 2 June 1995.

Preceded by
Ciro Di Martino
Chairman of A.S. Roma
Succeeded by
Rosella Sensi


  1. ^ Scime, Adam (18 August 2008). "Franco Sensi - An Emblem Of Roma". Retrieved 13 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)