Giorgio Morini

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Giorgio Morini is an Italian midfielder, who coached the Italian football team AC Milan for part of the 1996-97 season. As a player, Morini was part of the Serie A winning team of 1978/79.

Career[edit]

Giorgio Morini started his career with Internazionale FC in 1967/68, but never played a game for the side. The following year he moved to A.S. Varese 1910, spending four seasons with the club.

Moving to AS Roma in 1972, Morini made a name for himself, representing the capitalside for the next four seasons. In 1976 he earned a contract with AC Milan, spending another four seasons there, winning the Scudetto in 1979.

After two seasons at minors Pro Patria and a short spell with low-league team FC Chiasso, Morini ended his career in 1984.

National team[edit]

He played 3 games for the Italy national football team in 1975, making his debut on April 19 against Poland.

Controversy[edit]

Morini was linked to an illegal gambling scandal and suspended from play for ten months.[1]

Post career[edit]

Giorgio Morini took up coaching, once his active career came to an end, leading youth-teams to glory, primarily at AC Milan. When Oscar Washington Tabarez was fired from the Rossonero club in 1997, Morini took over for a short period. That was his first and, till now, last run as a coach of a topflight side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Three-year Ban On World Cup Star". New Straits Times (Reuters). 19 May 1980. p. 1. Retrieved 29 August 2010. [dead link]