| Luca Franchini|
| (1983-12-31) 31 December 1983 (age 31)|Luca Franchini Wikipedia
Luca Franchini (born 31 December 1983) is a retired Italian football player. He is currently a youth coach at Brentford.
Franchini started his career at Internazionale at age of 8. He started to play as a left back and turned to centre back in 2001, as the team had Giovanni Pasquale. He won the Primavera League title in 2002. In 2002–03 season, he succeed Nicola Beati as Primavera team captain which Beati was promoted to first team. Franchini led the team entered the League playoffs final, but lost to Lecce in 2–3.
He also made 2 official appearances for Inter first team in 2002–03 season, one at Serie A, one at Coppa Italia.
In summer 2003, he graduated from youth team and loaned to Padova of Serie C1.
In August 2004, he was on loan to Ascoli along with Isah Eliakwu.
Due to fail to enter the first team, in January 2005, he was on loan to Vis Pesaro 1898, but changed to Ancona of Serie C2 on 31 January 2005, the last day of the transfer window.
In summer 2005, he was sold to Pro Patria of Serie C1. A year later, Mantova of Serie B bought him from Pro Patria and signed a 3-year contract In the first season he just played 9 starts in 10 league appearances. In the next season, he played more regular with 19 starts.
He joined Gallipoli Calcio on August 2009. On 26 January 2011 signed with FC Südtirol.