|Date of birth
|26 September 1978
|Place of birth
|Vizzolo Predabissi, Italy
|1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
|Inter U17 (manager)
|Castel di Sangro
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals
Tiziano Polenghi (born 26 September 1978) is a former Italian professional footballer who played as a defender and current football manager for Inter U17.
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