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Romano Bagatti

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Romano Bagatti was born near Pisa on September 12, 1939 and started his football career with Pontedera.


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In 1959 he signed for Spal in Serie A and stayed there for three years not really playing a great deal (just 32 league appearances). He played a great deal more in 1964-65 with Messina and, despite the Giallorossi's relegation to Serie B, he scored 10 goals in 34 appearances. The next season he signed for Varese who had just come back to Serie A but even here the team was relegated at the end of the season.


In 1966 he signed for Lazio and he witnessed relegation for the third consecutive year. One funny incident took place in October 1966. Lazio were losing 2-1 against Milan and with two minutes to go, the referee, Aurelio Angonese mistakenly ended the game. The Biancocelesti protested but it took a while for the referee to realise his mistake. Once he did, all the players were summoned back to the pitch to play the last two minutes. Unfortunately, Paolo Carosi was in the shower, so he quickly had to dry off and put his kit back on. He was really angry and refused to tie his shoelaces and to go back to the position where he was supposed to play. He just stayed put at midfield. There were only two minutes left, what was the point? But a stray ball arrived his way and he saw that Bagatti was unmarked. He quickly passed the ball to the Lazio striker who made it 2-2!!!


Bagatti played quite a lot in his first year at Lazio but in the next two he made only 9 appearances. Mind you he played a lot more in the De Martino Championship for the reserves, which the Biancocelesti won in 1968.


In 1969 he signed for Alessandria in Serie C and then played one more year with Pontedera before retiring.


Bagatti was a good right winger, very fast, who also scored quite a lot of goals in his career. But not with Lazio.


Lazio Career

Season

Total games (goals)

Serie A

Serie B

Coppa Italia

Mitropa Cup

1966-67

34 (7)

29 (4)

-

2

3 (3)

1967-68

8 (2)

-

8 (2)

-

-

1968-69

1

-

1

-

-

Total

43 (9)

29 (4)

9 (3)

2

3 (3)

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