Giovanni de Biasi

  • Date of birth : 16/06/1956
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Albania Albania
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Gianni De Biasi

In charge since December 2011.
Gianni De Biasi
Gianni De Biasi (Albania) ©Getty Images for UEFA

Gianni De Biasi

In charge since December 2011.

Date of birth: 16 June 1956
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Treviso FC, FC Internazionale Milano, AC Reggiana 1919, Pescara Calcio, Brescia Calcio, US Città di Palermo, Vicenza Calcio, Bassano Virtus 55 ST
Coaching career: FC Pro Vasto, Carpi FC 1909, Cosenza Calcio, SPAL 1907, Modena FC, Brescia Calcio, Torino FC (three times), Levante UD, Udinese Calcio, Albania

• Served apprenticeship as an academy coach and on the lower rungs of the Italian football ladder before making his name overseeing back-to-back promotions at Modena – guiding them from the third division to Serie A in 2002. It ended a 38-year absence from the top flight.

• Helped Modena survive first season among the elite before moving to Brescia, where he stayed two years before embarking on a tumultuous spell at Torino in 2005.

• Arrived with Torino picking up the pieces after bankruptcy and exceeded expectations by steering them back to Serie A in his first campaign, only to be replaced by Alberto Zaccheroni three days before the start of the next term. He was reappointed within seven months, leading the Granata to safety.

• Spent 2007/08 at Levante, winning plaudits despite relegation, then returned for a third stint at Torino with five games of the season remaining and saved them from relegation again. Sacked that December, he had a two-month reign at Udinese in 2009/10 before finding more constancy as Albania boss.

• A one-time midfielder with a handful of top-flight playing campaigns under his belt, De Biasi was installed in December 2011 as successor to Josip Kuže. He signed a new deal running until the end of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying in November 2013, and promptly led the team to the finals for the first time, Albania only narrowly missing out on the last 16 in France after a memorable win against Romania in their final game.

Last updated: 01/09/16 18.35CET

General info

  • Name: Giovanni de Biasi
  • Date of birth: 16/06/1956
  • Country: Albania
  • Team: Albania ( ALB)

  • Current campaign
  • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/09/14: Portugal 0-1 Albania
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Second round)
    05/07/03: Brescia 2-1 Gloria Bistriţa

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 25/03/2017 01:26 CET