Leggo (Romolo Buffoni) Maybe, like Cinderella’s slipper, size matters. The fact is, recently, players who have worn Roma’s famous number 7 shirt haven’t been able to do it justice. The player who wore it with greatest success was Bruno Conti, who wore it, sweating and toiling, for 16 seasons (either side of his loan spells at Genoa). At the time (the late 1970s to the early 1990s) shirts didn’t have players’ names on, but after winning the 1983 scudetto and 5 Coppe Italia (though he missed out on the European Cup), Roma’s number 7 shirt was practically tattooed on Brunetto’s skin.
Gianlucadimarzio.com (Francesco Pietrella) Right footed, left footed, passing it quickly. Luca and Bruno Conti are out on the pitch, playing the ball between them. The former is a fine talent from Tor Tre Teste. He can play as trequartista or on the wing. He’s scored 30 goals and is yet to undergo his trial with Roma. “You’re good,” Bruno compliments him. Luca is on cloud nine. Then he goes out onto the pitch, and he only needs to take on a couple of players with his dribbling to convince everyone of his talent. Luca grew up in the Roma youth system and has now reached Serie A for the first time, selected by Spalletti for Roma-Bologna. He was only born in 1999!