Luigi Radice

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Luigi Radice
Luigi Radice 1962.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1935-01-15) 15 January 1935 (age 80)
Place of birth Cesano Maderno, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left-Back
Youth career
1953–1954 Milan
1954–1955 Ceriano Laghetto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1965 Milan 75 (1)
1959–1960 Triestina (loan) 31 (0)
1960–1961 Padova (loan) 24 (0)
National team
1962 Italy 5 (0)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Monza
1972–1973 Cesena
1973–1974 Fiorentina
1975 Cagliari
1975–1980 Torino
1980–1981 Bologna
1981–1982 A.C. Milan
1982–1983 Bari
1983–1984 Inter Milan
1984–1989 Torino
1989–1990 A.S. Roma
1990–1991 Bologna
1991–1993 Fiorentina
1993 Cagliari
1995–1996 Genoa
1996–1998 Monza
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luigi "Gigi" Radice (born January 15, 1935, in Cesano Maderno) is an Italian football coach and former player.

He played in Serie A for teams such as Milan, Triestina and Padova.[1] Radice was also a member of the Italian squad for the World Cup in 1962. However, injuries had cut short his playing career.

As a coach, he earned the distinction of being the first and so far only coach to lead Torino to the Scudetto since the Superga tragedy in 1949, when they won the title in the 1975-1976 season.

Radice has also coached a number of other Serie A teams, including Inter, Roma and Fiorentina, as well as Cesena when the team was in the lower division.

In the 1992-1993 season Fiorentina was entrusted to Radice. The team started well, and at the turn of the year was sitting in second place, having scored 15 points in the first 13 matches. However, a mid-season feud with the club's chairman Vittorio Cecchi Gori led to the departure of Radice, and Fiorentina nose-dived in the standings. They scored only 15 more points in the remaining 21 matches, and finished only 16th. The result was relegation to Serie B.