Bruno Conti
Bruno Conti is an Italian ex-football
Football (soccer)
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 player and former coach
Coach (sport)
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 of the Serie A
Serie A
Serie A , now called Serie A TIM due to sponsorship by Telecom Italia, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and has been operating for over eighty years since 1929. It had been organized by Lega Calcio until 2010, but a new...

 club Roma
A.S. Roma
Associazione Sportiva Roma, commonly referred to as simply Roma, is a professional Italian football club based in Rome. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma have participated in the top-tier of Italian football for all of their existence but one season in the early 50s...

 from 14 March 2005 to 30 June 2005. His two sons Daniele
Daniele Conti
Daniele Conti is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cagliari.He is the son of former A.S. Roma and Italy star Bruno Conti. His brother, Andrea Conti, is also a footballer, currently playing for AC Bellinzona....

 and Andrea are both professional footballers. A winger and among the best in the world during his time, Conti was extremely fast, a good crosser and a skilled dribbler.


Conti was on the Italian national side
Italy national football team
The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

 that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup
1982 FIFA World Cup
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. He was one of the best players in the tournament, and played an instrumental role in Italy's win in the final against West Germany
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 . Despite being booked after 31 minutes, he was a central figure in Italy's second goal that was scored by Marco Tardelli and single-handedly created Italy's third goal by breaking down the right side from the half-way line and crossing to Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli is a former professional Italian footballer.Nicknamed Spillo for his slender build. Altobelli was one of the most effective Italian forwards of the late 1970s and 1980s...

 to score from the top of the box after 81 minutes. The Italians won the game 3-1.

During his domestic league career, he played for Roma from 1973 to 1990, winning the Scudetto in 1983 and Coppa Italia
Coppa Italia
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 four times. He helped them to the 1984 European Cup Final
1984 European Cup Final
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 but they were to be defeated on penalties by Liverpool, with Conti himself missing his penalty in the shootout. Following the departure of coach Luigi Delneri, Conti moved up from his position as head of the club's youth teams to first team coach during the 2004-05 season. Conti did not possess a coaching licence, but was a respected figure at the club. World Cup winners, however, are exempted from taking coaching exams.

He led Roma to the Coppa Italia final and to a UEFA Cup berth. His short term role as caretaker manager finished when Roma appointed Luciano Spalletti
Luciano Spalletti
Luciano Spalletti is a retired Italian footballer and current coach of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.-Playing career:Born in Certaldo, Province of Florence, Spalletti played for Serie C teams such as Entella, Spezia, Viareggio and Empoli....

as coach. His current position is club director of football.
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