Three Roma legends celebrate their birthday today, 13 March: Giancarlo (Picchio) De Sisti, Bruno Conti and Sebastiano (Sebino) Nela. De Sisti was born Roma (1943), Conti in Nettuno (1955) and Sebino Nela in Rapallo (1961).
All three have been much loved by the Roma fans, but Conti and Nela but they are more remembered for playing in the famous team coached by Nils Liedholm in the 80’s, with Di Bartolomei, Falcao, Ancelotti, Tancredi and Pruzzo. That fabulous team won the scudetto (1983), and four times the Coppa Italia (1980, 1981, 1984, 1986). The last trophy was another Coppa Italia in 1991.
Picchio De Sisti instead played with Roma in two different periods: from 1959 to 1965 and from 1974 to 1979. Infact in 1965 De Sisti was sold to the Fiorentina due to the economic difficulties of the giallorossi. With the viola De Sisti won the scudetto in the Coppa Italia in the season 1965/66 and 1968/69.