Luigi Turci


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.

Luigi Turci
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-01-27) 27 January 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth Cremona, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Milan (goalkeeping coach)
Youth career
1987–1990 Cremonese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Treviso (loan) 33 (0)
1991–1992 Alessandria (loan) 34 (0)
1992–1996 Cremonese 134 (0)
1996–2002 Udinese 169 (0)
2002–2005 Sampdoria 38 (0)
2005–2007 Cesena 62 (0)
Total 470 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football career


He started his career at native club Cremonese. After loaned to Treviso and Alessandria (Serie C1), he became Cremonese no.1 goalkeeper, and helped the team promoted to Serie A in 1993.

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.

In 2005, he joined Cesena in Serie B for whom he played 62 league games before hanging up his boots in 2007.

Throughout his career, Turci played a total of 271 Serie A games between 1993 and 2004.[1]

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.[1]

Honours


Udinese

References


  1. "Handanovic come Pagliuca, la classifica dei migliori pararigori della storia della Serie A" (in Italian). sport.sky.it. 12 January 2020.
  2. "Udinese 4 - 2 Sigma (Aggregate: 6 - 4)". UEFA. 22 August 2000. Archived from the original on 2004-06-23. Retrieved 16 April 2020.