Roma chief Sensi dies
Monday 18 August, 2008
Roma’s talismanic President Franco Sensi has died at the age of 82 after a glorious reign at the Stadio Olimpico.
Petrol magnate Sensi took over the Giallorossi in November 1993 and presided over a very successful period.
Under his command, Roma won the Scudetto in 2000-01, two Italian Super Cups in 2001 and 2007 and lifted the Coppa Italia in 2006-07 and 2007-08.
In May 2008, Sensi was presented with an “Ethics in Sport” award for the sporting values he demonstrated in his work with Roma.
The Lupi’s longest-serving supremo had been ill for a long time, leaving daughter Rosella to take over the day-to-day running of the club.
Just a day before the presentation of Julio Baptista, Sensi passed away quietly in the night at the Gemelli Polyclinic Hospital in Rome.
The Brazilian forward will now be one final parting gift for the Roma faithful from a man who will never be forgotten.