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Gianluigi Lentini

Personal information
Date of birthMarch 27, 1969(age 47)
Place of birthCarmagnola, Italy
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11.3 in)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder/right winger
Club information
Current clubNicese

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Gianluigi Lentini (born March 27, 1969 in Carmagnola) is a former Italian winger who was once the world's most expensive footballer, when he moved from Torino to AC Milan for £13 million in 1992.

Lentini started his career at Torino, and after occasional appearances he spent the 1988/89 season on loan with Ancona. He returned to a Torino team that had been relegated, but Lentini scored 6 goals as Torino were promoted straight back to Serie A for the 1990-91 season.

He played 30 times in Milan's title-winning season (1992 93), but managed only 33 more games for the club. Despite his title as 'world's most expensive player' he remained largely unknown outside Italy and never became a household name like players such as Roberto Baggio and Gianluca Vialli. He was only capped by Italy 13 times.

A year after signing for Milan, at the age of 24, Lentini was involved in a serious car crash whilst driving home from a pre-season tournament in Genoa. He fractured his skull and damaged his eye socket and he spent approximately 2 days in a light coma. However, he went on to make full recovery.

Lentini then enjoyed a brief but successful spell on loan at Atalanta in 1996, before swiftly returning to Torino for a more modest transfer fee of £2 million in 1997. He then joined Cosenza, where he played until 2004.

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