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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten

Primo Sentimenti V

The Sentimenti’s were nine brothers, all of them played football but “only” five of them professionally. Three of the brothers played for Lazio: Vittorio (III), Lucidio (IV) and Primo (V). Ennio (I) was the only brother who had nothing to do with the Biancocelesti since Arnaldo (II) became manger of Lazio’s youth teams between 1953 and 1957.


Primo Sentimenti is first from left, Lucidio is in the middle and Vittorio on the right. Source Wikipedia

Why is there a roman numeral at the end of their surnames? At that time players with the same surname were given a Roman number to distinguish them all. Therefore you had five Sentimenti’s.


Primo Sentimenti was born at Bomporto (Modena), on December 28, 1926. He started his career at Modena and debuted in Serie A on December 2, 1945. After four years he signed for Bari and in 1950-51 he joined Lazio and his other two brothers Lucidio and Vittorio.


He was a very versatile player and could play both in defence and midfield. In an age of fixed numbers, he played with every single number on his back, from 2 to 11. Sentimenti V stayed at Lazio for seven years and appeared in 198 games (9 goals) in Serie A and two in Zentropa Cup.


In 1957 he moved to Udinese for two seasons in Serie A. His last years of football were at Parma in Serie B from 1959 to 1962 and Ostiglia in Serie D.


He died at Bomporto on October 13, 2016.


Lazio Career

Seasons

Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Mitropa Cup

1950-51

27 (7)

25 (7)

2

1951-52

27 (1)

27 (1)

-

1952-53

32 (1)

32 (1)

-

1953-54

30

30

-

1954-55

31

31

-

1955-56

28

28

-

1956-57

25

25

-

Total

200 (9)

198 (9)

2

Sources


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