Lamberto Zauli

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Lamberto Zauli
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-07-19) 19 July 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Modena 3 (1)
1990–1991 Centese 23 (1)
1991–1992 Fano 28 (4)
1992 Modena 2 (0)
1992–1993 Ravenna 9 (1)
1993–1994 Crevalcore 23 (4)
1994–1997 Ravenna 88 (16)
1997–2001 Vicenza 117 (15)
2001–2002 Bologna 27 (6)
2002–2005 Palermo 69 (14)
2005 Sampdoria 8 (0)
2006–2007 Bologna 49 (6)
2007–2008 Cremonese 24 (4)
2008–2009 Bellaria 21 (1)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Bellaria
2010–2011 Fano
2012–2013 Reggiana
2014 Pordenone
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lamberto Zauli (born 19 July 1971 in Rome) is the Italian association football coach and former player who spent his career playing as a central offensive midfielder, but also playing on the left wing occasionally.


Playing career[edit]

Born in Rome, Lamberto grew up in Grosseto, playing in the youth squad of U.S. Grosseto, the same club of his father Lorenzo. His professional career began in the youth squad of Modena, during the 1989–90 season down in Serie C1. He moved into the Serie C2 division with Centese he notched up over 20 games with the club during the only season he was with them.

Marche club Fano then signed Zauli, but, despite his potential, he only played one season for them: returning to Modena, who were now in Serie B. He soon moved to Ravenna Calcio, being also loaned to Crevalcore after one season. In 1994 he made his return to Ravenna, in Serie C1, where they gained promotion into Serie B this brought Zauli's talents to the attention of Serie A sides.

From 1997 until 2001, Zauli played with Vicenza Calcio, he even scored three goals for them in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup competition of 1998, where Vicenza eventually went out to Chelsea F.C. After experiencing relegation, in 2001, Zauli was transferred to Bologna for a season, and then Palermo from 2002 till 2005, in what proved to be one of the most successful times in the club's history, with the rosanero rising from Serie B to European stage.

After his Sicilian experience, Zauli was transferred to Sampdoria for the start of the 2005–06 season. After problems fitting in at the Genoa based club, Zauli returned to Bologna in January 2006. He then joined Cremonese for the 2007–08 season with little success, and ended his playing career with Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Bellaria in 2008–09.

Coaching career[edit]

On June 2009 it was revealed Bellaria had appointed Zauli as head coach, thus giving him the opportunity to stay in what proved to have been his final team as a player.[1]

He was sacked on April 2010 following a string of unimpressive results that left Bellaria deep into the relegation playoff zone.[2]

On 29 June 2010 he was announced as new head coach of Fano in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.[3]

On 3 January 2012 he was announced as new head coach of Reggiana, in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.[4]

Zauli was successively appointed at the helm of newly-promoted Lega Pro club Pordenone for the 2014–15 season, but was dismissed on 23 September 2014 due to poor results.[5]


  1. ^ "Zauli:ex rosa diventa tecnico,prima esperienza in C" (in Italian). 24 June 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Lega Pro: esonerato Zauli, ex tecnico Bellaria" (in Italian). 7 April 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "UFFICIALE – Fano, Zauli è il nuovo allenatore" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
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  5. ^ "Lega Pro, Girone A: Pordenone, esonerato Zauli" (in Italian). 23 September 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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