Bruno Giorgi (footballer)

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Bruno Giorgi
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-11-20)20 November 1940
Place of birth Pavia, Italy
Date of death 22 September 2010(2010-09-22) (aged 69)
Place of death Reggio Emilia, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1966 Palermo 111 (1)
1966–1972 Reggiana 203 (0)
Teams managed
1975–1976 Reggiana
1976–1977 Empoli
1977–1979 Nocerina
1980–1981 Campobasso
1981–1982 Modena
1982–1983 Padova
1983–1986 Vicenza
1986–1988 Brescia
1988–1989 Cosenza
1989–1990 Fiorentina
1990–1992 Atalanta
1992–1993 Genoa
1993–1994 Cagliari
1996 Cagliari
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bruno Giorgi (20 November 1940 – 22 September 2010) was an Italian football player and manager who played as a defender.

Biography

After an unremarkable career with teams such as Palermo and Reggiana, Giorgi became a football coach. In 1989, after several experiences in minor league football (including a stint at Vicenza during which he had the opportunity to launch a young Roberto Baggio into his early footsteps into first team football), and immediately after narrowly missing top flight promotion with Serie B outsiders Cosenza, he took the head coaching job at ACF Fiorentina (also, his first Serie A job) where he performed badly at domestic league level but also leading the club to the 1989–90 UEFA Cup final, being however removed from his position before the two-legged final itself was actually played.[1]

In 1993, he was appointed head coach of Cagliari, an experience that ended after only one season with a remarkable 1993–94 UEFA Cup semi-final. He returned briefly at Cagliari in 1996 to replace Giovanni Trapattoni, and successively retired from football altogether.[1]

On 29 September 2010 it was revealed that Bruno Giorgi had died exactly a week earlier in a Reggio Emilia clinic.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Addio a Bruno Giorgi Al Vicenza lanciò Baggio" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
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