Alberigo Evani

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Alberigo Evani
Alberigo Evani.jpg
Evani in 1992
Personal information
Full name Alberigo Evani
Date of birth (1963-01-01) 1 January 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Massa, Italy
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Italy U20 (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1993 Milan 296 (14)
1993–1997 Sampdoria 94 (2)
1997–1998 Reggiana 7 (0)
1998–1999 Carrarese 12 (1)
Total 409 (17)
National team
1982–1984 Italy U21 6 (1)
1991–1994 Italy 15 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 San Marino
2010–2013 Italy U18
2011–2013 Italy U19
2013– Italy U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alberigo Evani (born 1 January 1963 in Massa) is an Italian former football player in midfielder role. Born in Massa, Tuscany, he played in Serie A 353 times with 16 goals. He is the current head coach of the Italy Under-18 team.

Career[edit]

Player[edit]

Promoted by the AC Milan youth academy who developed him into a left-sided skillful midfielder, Evani was not gifted with great pace or the ability to wizard his way past defenders, but his dependable qualities proved vital to AC Milan, especially during Arrigo Sacchi's reign. He was handed his debut at the age of 18 in 1981, going on to wear the Rossoneri shirt for the next 13 years. His honours while at AC Milan included two promotions from Serie B, three Serie A titles, two European Cups, two Italian Super Cups, two European Super Cups and two Intercontinental Cups, scoring the winner against Atlético Nacional in their 1989 triumph.

When Sacchi was appointed as Italy coach, Evani became an Italy regular too. He played in 1994 FIFA World Cup scoring a penalty kick in the shootout loss to Brazil in the final. He left AC Milan in 1993 to join Sampdoria (with Sampdoria Evani wins one Coppa Italia, staying there for four years until moving at Reggiana and ending his career at Carrarese.

Manager[edit]

After his retirement, Evani returned AC Milan, serving as youth team coach for the Allievi Nazionali (16 to 17-year old players), being crowned as national champions in 2007, then starting undertaking coaching qualifications. On June 2009 he was announced as new head coach of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club San Marino.[1] He was removed from his coaching post on April 2010 despite being in second place with his team, citing internal problems within the team and difficult relationships with the board as the main reasons for his dismissal.[2]

On August 2010 he was appointed head coach of the Italy Under-18 team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFFICIALE: San Marino, Evani allenatore" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  2. ^ "San Marino – Il San Marino caccia Evani" (in Italian). RomagnaNoi. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-26.