Romeo Menti (Italian pronunciation: [roˈmɛːo ˈmenti]; 5 September 1919 in Vicenza – 4 May 1949 in Superga) was an Italian footballer who played as a forward. He scored 145 goals in a career that spanned fifteen years.
|Date of birth||5 September 1919|
|Place of birth||Venice, Italy|
|Date of death||4 May 1949(aged 29)|
|Place of death||Superga, Italy|
|1934–1938||L.R. Vicenza Virtus||82||(34)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
His older brothers Mario Menti and Umberto Menti and nephew Luigi Menti (son of Mario) all played football professionally, with Umberto playing for Juventus F.C., S.S.C. Napoli and A.C. Milan. To distinguish them, Mario was known as Menti I, Umberto as Menti II, Romeo as Menti III, and Luigi as Menti IV. In some sources, Mario was ignored and Umberto and Romeo were listed as Menti I and Menti II respectively.
Menti played for the then almost unbeatable Torino (dubbed Grande Torino, "Great Torino") until his death, with the exception of the 1945-46 season, when he played again for Fiorentina. Menti died in 1949 with almost his entire team in the Superga air disaster, after scoring the last goal of "Grande Torino" in Lisboa.
- "Menti, Romeo". figc.it.
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