Roberto D'Aversa

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Roberto D'Aversa
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-08-12) 12 August 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Stuttgart, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Parma (Manager)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Milan 0 (0)
1995–1996 Prato 30 (2)
1996–1997 Monza 25 (0)
1996–1997 Casarano 6 (1)
1997–1999 Monza 40 (5)
1999–2000 Cosenza 27 (2)
2000–2001 Sampdoria 17 (2)
2001 Pescara 13 (0)
2001–2003 Ternana 60 (5)
2003–2006 Siena 84 (1)
2007–2008 Messina 37 (1)
2008–2009 Treviso 18 (1)
2009–2009 Mantova (loan) 15 (1)
2009–2010 Gallipoli 12 (1)
2010 Triestina 14 (0)
2010–2013 Virtus Lanciano 62 (2)
Teams managed
2014–2016 Virtus Lanciano
2016– Parma
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roberto D'Aversa (born 12 August 1975) is an Italian football manager, and former football player, who played as a midfielder. He is currently the manager for Parma.

Playing career

A Milan youth product, D'Aversa has mostly played with minor Serie A teams, as well as lower leagues.

In the 2004–05 season, he was banned for 6 months for match-fixing. Stefano Bettarini, Antonio Marasco, Maurizio Caccavale, Alfredo Femiano and former Siena teammate Generoso Rossi were also banned.[1]

On the 28 January 2007, he played his first Serie A match for Messina against Ascoli.[2]

In January 2009, he was loaned from Treviso to Mantova. In July 2009, he was released due to Treviso going bankrupt. On the 5 of September 2009, he moved to Gallipoli Calcio.[3] On the 22 of January 2010, he was transferred to Triestina on a 6 months contract. In July 2010, he was signed by Virtus Lanciano on a free transfer.[4]

Post-playing and coaching career

Virtus Lanciano

After his retirement, he stayed at Virtus Lanciano as part of the non-playing staff as technical area manager. In July 2014 he was appointed as the club's new head coach to replace Marco Baroni for the 2014–15 Serie B campaign.[5]

After saving Lanciano from relegation in his first season in charge, he was confirmed for the following season. He was sacked on 30 January 2016 after a 0–3 loss to Trapani which left Lanciano in second-last place in the Serie B league table.


On 3 December 2016, he was named new head coach of Parma following the sacking of Luigi Apolloni and a short caretaker spell of Stefano Morrone for two games.

On his first season, he guided Parma to win the promotion playoffs after defeating Alessandria in the final.

He was confirmed for the club's 2017–18 Serie B season, on which he successfully led Parma to second place and direct promotion to Serie A on their first season in the second division following the club's refoundation, and a third back-to-back promotion in three years (two of which under his tenure). D'Aversa was confirmed head coach also for the 2018–19 Serie A season.


  1. ^ "Bans for six in match- fixing cases". (Published by Malaysia Star). Reuters. 2004-08-27. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
  2. ^ "Tactical Formation". Retrieved February 1, 2007.
  3. ^ "D'Aversa al Gallipoli". Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2009.
  4. ^ "E' fatta per D'Aversa: Roberto D'Aversa firma per la Virtus". 18 August 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Ufficiale: Roberto D'Aversa nuovo allenatore della Virtus Lanciano: La presentazione lunedì 21 Luglio, ore 10, presso la Sala Stampa del "Biondi"" (in Italian). SS Virtus Lanciano. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.

External links

  • Gazzetta dello Sports player profile (in Italian)
  • Roberto D'Aversa at Soccerway

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