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Giannini began his career as a youngster with Almas Roma, a club based in Rome. From a young age he attracted the attention of many of Italy’s clubs, eventually signing with Roma ahead of rivals including S.S. Lazio and A.C. Milan. He made his Serie A debut on 31 January 1982 in a 1–0 defeat to A.C. Cesena and went on to make over 400 appearances for the club over the following fifteen years. During his time at Roma, whom he went on to captain, he won the Serie A title once, and the Coppa Italia three times; he also played in the UEFA Cup final during the 1990–91 season, although he did not take part in Roma’s run to the 1984 European Cup final. In 1996 Giannini left Roma to play in Austria for Sturm Graz, with whom he spent just half a season before returning to Italy due to homesickness. Before retiring in 1998 Giannini had brief spells with Napoli and Lecce. In Lecce he played one and a half season, playing 47 games and scoring 4 goals. Giannini was capped 47 times for the Italian senior national team between 1986 and 1991, scoring 6 goals. He made his international debut against Malta, at the age of 22, in a European Championship qualifier in December 1986. He went on to represent Italy at both the 1988 European Championships and the 1990 World Cup on home soil under Vicini, reaching the semi-final of both tournaments. He won a 3rd place bronze medal in the 1990 World Cup, scoring a goal in Italy’s second group match, which ended in a 1–0 victory over the United States at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome; he also set up Roberto Baggio’s goal in Italy’s final match of the group stage, a 2–0 win against Czechoslovakia, and Aldo Serena’s goal in a 2–0 win against Uruguay in the round of 16. He was named part of the Team of the Tournament at Euro 1988. Giannini’s final appearance for his country came on 12 October 1991 against the Soviet Union. He was often referred to as “Il Principe” (The Prince) by Italian sports journalists during his playing career, a reference to his grace on the pitch.

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1997-1998


Match Worn Shirt


Giannini Giuseppe


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This shirt was worn by Riccardo Maspero during the Serie A game between Vicenza and Lecce which took place in Vicenza, “Romeo Menti” Stadium on April 5th 1998. Lecce defeated Vicenza 3-1 and Maspero swapped his shirt with a Vicenza’s player who we got it from.

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1997-1998


Vicenza vs Lecce


Match Worn Shirt


Giannini Giuseppe


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Maspero joined Lecce during the season 1997/1998 where he found opportunities limited; the club were relegated to Serie B at the end of the season. He was loaned to Vicenza and Perugia, playing limited first-team football over the next three seasons before joining Torino for the 2000–01 Serie B season.

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1998-1999


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Pivotto Matteo


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Matteo Pivotto  spent 6 seasons (70 games, 2 goals) in the Serie A for A.S. Roma, U.S. Lecce and Modena F.C. He played for Lecce from 1999 to 2002 for a total of 37 games and 1 goal

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1999-2000


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Chimenti Antonio


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In 1999, Antonio Chimenti transferred to US Lecce on a three-year deal. He was instantly inserted into the club’s starting line-up and made 33 appearances for his new club, in his first season. He appeared an additional 34 times during 2000–01 Serie A campaign, and totaled 31 appearances the following season. After displaying decent form with the club, in his three-year spell, Chimenti transferred to Serie A, and European powerhouse, Juventus F.C.

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2000-2001


Lecce vs Reggina


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Lucarelli Cristiano


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This shirt was worn by Cristiano Lucarelli during the Serie A game between Lecce and Reggina which took place in Lecce, “Ettore Giardiniero – Via del Mare” Stadium, on February 25th 2001. Lecce defeated Reggina 2-1 and Lucarelli scored the winning goal. Lucarelli swapped his shirt with a Reggina’s player who we got it from. Lucarelli joined U.S. Lecce in the summer of 1999. With the team he played 59 games scoring 27 goals. 

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2001-2002


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Conticchio Alessandro

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Alessandro Conticchio started his professional career at Gualdo of Umbria region. He then plyed for Lecce, Torino, Cagliari and Avellino. He played for Lecce from 1997 to 2002. He played in total for Lecce 149 games scoring 13 goals.