Luigi Turci (born 27 January 1970) is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He retired after the 2006–07 season. His last club was Cesena in Serie B. He is currently active as goalkeeping coach of A.C. Milan.
|Date of birth||27 January 1970|
|Place of birth||Cremona, Italy|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Milan (goalkeeping coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
After Cremonese were relegated to Serie B in 1996, he joined Udinese of Serie A, still remaining the first choice goalkeeper of the team.
He moved again in 2002, this time to U.C. Sampdoria. He made 33 appearances during the 2002–03 Serie A season. However, following the arrival of Francesco Antonioli from A.S. Roma in 2003, Turci was forced to become the second choice goalkeeper, and made just five appearances in the next two seasons.
Style of play
During his career, Turci stood out for his penalty–stopping abilities; he saved 12 spot kicks in 271 appearances over the course of his eleven seasons in the Italian top–flight, the joint–ninth–most penalties saved in Serie A history, alongside Emiliano Viviano, Massimo Taibi, and Giuseppe Taglialatela.
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