Paolo Conti

Paolo Conti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːolo ˈkonti]; born 1 April 1950) is a former Italian football goalkeeper.

Paolo Conti
Paolo Conti calciatore 1950(1).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-04-01) 1 April 1950 (age 70)
Place of birth Riccione, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1970 Riccione 65 (0)
1970–1972 Modena 50 (0)
1972–1973 Arezzo 32 (0)
1973–1980 Roma 175 (0)
1980–1981 Verona 31 (0)
1981–1983 Sampdoria 39 (0)
1983–1984 Bari 34 (0)
1984–1988 Fiorentina 2 (0)
Total 428 (0)
National team
1976 Italy U-21 1 (0)
1977–1979 Italy 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Throughout his club career, Conti played for 9 seasons (193 games) in the Italian Serie A for A.S. Roma (1973–80), U.C. Sampdoria (1981–83), and ACF Fiorentina (1984–88), winning a Coppa Italia with Roma in 1980.[1][2]

International careerEdit

At international level, Conti played for the Italy national football team, and was a member of the 1978 FIFA World Cup squad which finished in fourth place, under manager Enzo Bearzot, serving as a back-up to Dino Zoff; in total he made seven appearances for Italy between 1977 and 1979.[1][3]

Style of playEdit

Regarded as one of the greatest and most experienced Italian goalkeepers of his generation, Conti was known for his composure, shot-stopping ability and consistency, as well as his ability to rush off his line or come out and claim crosses.[1][2][4]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Roma[2]
Bari

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Luca Prosperi. "PAOLO CONTI: IL BAFFO, PORTIERE PER CASO" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "PAOLO CONTI" (in Italian). almanaccogiallorosso.it. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. ^ 1978 FIFA World Cup: Italy Squad FIFA. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Franco Tancredi Il successore di Zoff" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 30 August 2016.

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