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Giampaolo Mazza

Published: Monday 31 May 2010, 21.41CET
San Marino
Giampaolo Mazza
San Marino coach Giampaolo Mazza ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 31 May 2010, 21.41CET

Giampaolo Mazza

San Marino

Date of birth: 26 February 1956
Nationality: Sammarinese
Playing career: San Marino Calcio, Riccione FC, AC Cattolica, ASD Forlimpopoli, Calcinelli, Serenissima, S.S. Murata, SP Tre Fiori, S.S. Cosmos
Coaching career: San Marino Calcio, Riccione FC, Asar Riccione, Argentana, AC Cattolica, Misano, Verucchio, AS Real Cesenatico, San Marino, Riccione Calcio

• A San Marino national, he was born in the Italian port city of Genoa.

• Started out with San Marino Calcio – a team in the regional Italian league – and moved frequently from club to club in Italy before seeing out his playing career in his homeland with local league clubs Murata, Tre Fiori and Cosmos.

• A midfielder, he won four caps for San Marino prior to the country's admittance to FIFA and UEFA, playing in the 1987 Mediterranean Games in Syria.

• Launched his coaching career in 1989 with San Marino Calcio and worked with several small Italian clubs before taking over national team duties for San Marino in 1998, replacing former Juventus midfielder Massimo Bonini.

• In addition to being the longest-serving coach of a European national team, he works as a school physical education teacher.

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