Fernando Veneranda

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Fernando Veneranda
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-05-23)May 23, 1941
Place of birth Porto San Giorgio, Italy
Date of death March 1, 2007(2007-03-01) (aged 65)
Place of death Porto San Giorgio, Italy
Playing position Manager (former striker)
Youth career
?–1960 Sangiorgese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1962 Fiorentina 0 (0)
1962–1964 Prato 63 (14)
1964–1966 Brescia 29 (3)
1966–1967[1] Potenza 33 (6)
1967–1968[2] Palermo 15 (2)
1968–1969 Genoa 2 (1)
1969–1973 Matera 113 (10)
Teams managed
1973–1974 Matera
1974–1975 Campobasso
1975–1976 Marsala
1976–1979 Palermo
1979–1980 Verona
1980–1981 Palermo
1981–1982 Foggia
1982–1984 Avellino
1984–1985 Cagliari
1985–1986 Palermo
1986–1987 Taranto
1988–1989 Taranto
1990–1991 Triestina
1991–1992 Messina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fernando Veneranda (May 23, 1941 – March 1, 2007 in Porto San Giorgio) was an Italian football (soccer) player and manager.

Playing career

Veneranda, a forward, started his professional career for Fiorentina, where he played from 1960 to 1963. He never played a single Serie A match, but appeared in a Cup Winners' Cup match, as well as in the Coppa Italia and Mitropa Cup. He owns the record of being the Fiorentina players with the highest number of appearances without having ever played a league match.[3] He then played for a number of Serie A, B and C clubs. Veneranda ended his playing career in 1973 for Matera, and soon became manager of the same club.

Managing career

After his time at Matera, Veneranda moved to Campobasso, Marsala, and to Palermo, a former playing club of his, at the end of the 1976/1977 season. He is best remembered among Palermo fans for having led the Serie B club to its second Coppa Italia final in history, then lost 2–1 to giants Juventus. Despite this, Veneranda coached only a single Serie A team in his whole career, Avellino; he was called to coach the biancoverdi in October 1982 and obtained a good ninth place for the small club; he was fired after the tenth matchday of the next season. Veneranda retired from football in 1992, after he relegated to Serie C1 with Messina.

Veneranda died on March 1, 2007, aged 65, in his native city of Porto San Giorgio.[4]


  1. ^ "La storia del Potenza S.C. dal 1978 al 1986" (in Italian). 11 LEONI. 1941-05-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  2. ^ "Sicilian Clubs in Serie B". Rsssf.com. 2006-06-04. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
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  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070928030607/http://www.irpinianews.it/Sport/news/?news=16238. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved March 8, 2007. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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