Julio Sergio

Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli is a Brazilian football manager and former player who played as a goalkeeper. Júlio Sérgio was signed by Brazilian club América (SP) until the end of Campeonato Paulista in January 2006. He signed a 1+3-year contract with Italian club Roma in July 2006, earning a gross salary of €260,000 as part of the deal. Due to an injury to first choice goalkeeper Doni and poor performances by backup Artur, Júlio Sérgio made his debut in Serie A on 30 August 2009 against Juventus, a game which Roma lost 1–3 and a defeat that lead to the resignation of Roma coach Luciano Spalletti. Despite this, Júlio Sérgio was preferred by new head coach Claudio Ranieri in his first game in-charge in a 2–1 away win at Siena on 13 September. Júlio Sérgio also holds an Italian passport as his ancestor came from Ripa Teatina. He is currently a manager with Linense.



Champions League

Match Issued Shirt

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This shirt was issued for Julio Sergio for a Champions League game of the season 2008/2009. During this season Julio Sergio didn’t play many games. Strong performances ensured Julio Sérgio more regular football and ultimately allowed him to become the new first choice keeper for the Giallorossi in the season 2009/2010. He saved a key penalty from Sergio Floccari during the Rome derby against Lazio, which Roma ultimately won 2–1. Roma was losing 1–0 before the penalty, and Júlio Sérgio’s save was defined by head coach Claudio Ranieri as the turning point of the game. On 31 May 2010, he signed a new contract with the club, keeping him in the capital until 2014. His gross salary was increased to €1.3 million per year in the first year and €1.4 million in the second and the third, then €700,000 in the final year. After Roma appointed new coach Vincenzo Montella, Doni returned to the side’s starting XI. After a change in management and new ownership of AS Roma, and as the club had already signed Gianluca Curci in June, Júlio Sérgio and Doni, left the club shortly before the start of the 2011–12 Serie A season.