Roberto Néstor Sensini (born 12 October 1966 in Arroyo Seco,
Santa Fe) is an Argentine former defender and football manager
for Italian side Udinese.
His professional playing career started in 1986 for Newell's Old
Boys; he then relocated in Italy in 1990, starting his adventure
in the European country which still goes on today just for
Udinese. He played 5 seasons in his first adventure for the
bianconeri of Friuli, before to move to Parma in 1993; he stayed
in Parma continuously till 2002, except one season (1999/2000)
for S.S. Lazio, where he won his one and only scudetto. During
his gialloblu period, Sensini won two UEFA Cups and two Italian
Cups with the team. After his long stay in Emilia, Sensini then
went back to Udinese in 2002, and he still plays for his first (and
probably last) Italian team. In 2005, he has been one of the
main protagonists of the surprising qualification of Udinese in
the UEFA Champions League.
Sensini was one of the oldest players of the 2005/2006 Serie A,
holding even the record as the oldest foreign player to score a
goal in first division with 39 years, two months and 26 days.
With over 380 matches in first division, he was considered as
one of the most experienced defenders of the Italian league, and
is often nicknamed nonno (grandfather) by Italian sports
"Boquita" Sensini debutted for his national team in 1987, and
until his last match in 2003 gained more than 60 caps, including
the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups.
In February 10, 2006, after the dismissal of Serse Cosmi,
Sensini has been appointed as new manager of Udinese, and he
will be supported by Loris Dominissini, who is legally the coach,
in his new position.