Luciano Spalletti

  • Date of birth : 07/03/1959
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Italy Italy
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Luciano Spalletti

Luciano Spalletti

Date of birth: 7 March 1959
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: AC Entella Chiavari 1914, Spezia Calcio 1906, FC Esperia Viareggio, Empoli FC
Coaching career: Empoli FC, UC Sampdoria, Venezia Calcio, Udinese Calcio (twice), Ancona Calcio, AS Roma, FC Zenit

• An industrious midfielder in his playing days, he started his coaching career in 1993/94 with former club Empoli and enjoyed immediate success with successive promotions.

• After a good first campaign in the top flight, Spalletti left to join Sampdoria but was sacked 28 games into the 1998/99 season.

• Had brief stays at Venezia, Udinese and Ancona but returned to Udinese in summer 2002, steering them to sixth and seventh-placed finishes before guiding them into the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 2004/05. This success persuaded Roma to approach Spalletti, and he signed a two-year contract.

• In 2005/06 Roma set a record of consecutive Serie A wins (11) and finished fifth, with Spalletti subsequently named Serie A coach of the year. Guided the Giallorossi to Coppa Italia success in 2007 and 2008 and two UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. He resigned in September 2009 and joined Zenit three months later.

• Soon after he delivered their first Russian Cup in 11 years, followed by league titles in 2010 and in the transitional 2011/12 campaign. Zenit reached the UEFA Champions League knockout stages for only the second time in 2013/14, but Spalletti left his post between the round of 16 first and second legs.

Last updated: 13/03/14 16.55CET

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General info

  • Name: Luciano Spalletti
  • Date of birth: 07/03/1959
  • Country: Italy
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Champions League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Second round)
    04/07/98: Sampdoria 2-0 Rimavská Sobota

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPWDL
Roma281549
Zenit291289
Total57271218
UEFA Europa League
ClubPWDL
Zenit141004
Roma13832
Udinese4202
Total312038
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPWDL
Sampdoria6402
Total6402
Last updated: 26/02/2014 01:45 CET
 
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