Angelo Di Livio

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Angelo di Livio
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-07-26) 26 July 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder, Wing-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Roma 0 (0)
1985–1986 Reggiana 13 (0)
1986–1987 Nocerina 31 (1)
1987–1989 Perugia 72 (4)
1989–1993 Padova 138 (13)
1993–1999 Juventus 186 (3)
1999–2005 Fiorentina 169 (8)
Total 609 (29)
National team
1995–2002 Italy 40 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Angelo di Livio (born 26 July 1966 in Rome) is a former Italian football midfielder. He was known as soldatino (little soldier) or soldatino Di Livio during his playing career, a nickname his teammate Roberto Baggio gave him because of Di Livio's characteristic way of running up and down the flank.[1]

Club career[edit]

Di Livio played for Reggiana (1985–86), Nocerina (1986–87), Perugia (1987–89), Padova (1989–93), Juventus (1993–99) and Fiorentina (1999–2005). His tireless running and quality crossing made him an important element in Juventus starting lineup from 1993 to 1999. With Juventus, he won three scudetti (Italian A League) and one Champions League title. In 2002, when AC Fiorentina went bankrupt and was reborn as Florentia Viola in Serie C2, Di Livio showed his dedication by being the only player to stay with the team, as he played through the depths of Italian football on the climb back to Serie A in 2004.

International career[edit]

Di Livio was capped 40 times for Italy. He played for Italy at Euro 96, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Euro 2000, and the 2002 FIFA World Cup. His first cap came on 6 September 1995 against Slovenia; his last on 18 June 2002 against South Korea. For Italy, he was often used as a holding player to shut down games when the team was ahead, thus sealing the win.

After retirement[edit]

He is currently the coach of a youth team of AS Roma (Allievi "Coppa Lazio"),[2] and his son also plays for the giallorossi youth system.

Statistics[edit]

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Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1984/85 Roma Serie A 0 0
1985/86 Reggiana Serie C1 13 0
1986/87 Nocerina Serie C1 31 1
1987/88 Perugia Serie C2 34 3
1988/89 Serie C1 33 1
1989/90 5 0
1989/90 Padova Serie B 29 2
1990/91 36 3
1991/92 36 3
1992/93 36 3
1993/94 Juventus Serie A 33 0
1994/95 27 1
1995/96 32 2
1996/97 32 1
1997/98 30 0
1998/99 33 1
1999/00 Fiorentina Serie A 30 1
2000/01 33 1
2001/02 32 1
2002/03 Serie C2 21 0
2003/04 Serie B 43 4
2004/05 Serie A 12 0
Country Italy 611 28
Total 611 28

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Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 2 0
1996 7 0
1997 10 0
1998 6 0
1999 2 0
2000 5 0
2001 5 0
2002 3 0
Total 40 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Io, "Soldatino" Di Livio". Pianeta-Calcio.it. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Official AS Roma's site
  3. ^ Angelo Di Livio at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/dilivio-intl.html