Stefano Pioli

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Stefano Pioli
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-10-20) October 20, 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth Parma, Italy
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Parma 42 (1)
1984–1987 Juventus 35 (0)
1987–1989 Verona 42 (0)
1989–1995 Fiorentina 154 (1)
1995–1996 Padova 4 (0)
1996–1997 Pistoiese 14 (1)
1997–1998 Fiorenzuola 21 (0)
Total 312 (3)
Teams managed
1999–2002 Bologna (youth team)
2002–2003 Chievo Verona (youth team)
2003–2004 Salernitana
2004–2006 Modena
2006–2007 Parma
2007–2008 Grosseto
2008–2009 Piacenza
2009–2010 Sassuolo
2010–2011 Chievo
2011 Palermo
2011–2014 Bologna
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stefano Pioli (born October 20, 1965 in Parma) is an Italian former footballer and current manager. He last managed Serie A team Bologna.



Pioli, a native of Parma, started his own playing career for his home city team, AC Parma. Successively, he was signed by Juventus, with whom he had his Serie A debut in 1984. Sold to Verona in 1987, Pioli moved to Fiorentina in 1989, where he spent six years of his career. He ended his career in 1998 for Fiorenzuola of Serie C1, after two experiences with Padova and Pistoiese.


From 1999 to 2002 Pioli coached Bologna's youth team (winning a championship with Allievi Nazionali's team), and Chievo Verona's in 2002-2003. In 2003-2004, he was appointed as head coach of Serie B club Salernitana. He moved to Modena, still of Serie B, in 2004. In 2006, Pioli was named as Parma's head coach, therefore returning to his home city and marking his Serie A debut as a manager. He was however sacked on February 12, 2007 after a 3-0 loss to AS Roma which brought Parma down to second-last place and replaced by Claudio Ranieri. On September 11, 2007 he was unveiled as new head coach of Serie B club Grosseto, replacing Giorgio Roselli, sacked after three consecutive defeats in the first three league matches,[1] and managed to lead the Tuscan minnows to an impressive mid-table finish in their first season in the Serie B.

He then served as head coach of Piacenza for their 2008–09 Serie B campaign.[2]

On July 2009 he left Piacenza to join Sassuolo as new head coach of the neroverdi.

On 10 June 2010, Pioli was named as head coach of Serie A club Chievo.[3]

On 2 June 2011, Pioli was named head coach of Serie A club Palermo, but he was relieved of his duties just 90 days later.[4]

On 4 October 2011 he was named new head coach of Bologna in Serie A, in place of the sacked Pierpaolo Bisoli.[5]


  1. ^ "Calcio: il Grosseto esonera Roselli" (in Italian). Toscana TV. 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Stefano Pioli nuovo allenatore del Piacenza" (in Italian). Piacenza Calcio. 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Chievo, ufficiale: Pioli è il nuovo tecnico" (in Italian). 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  4. ^,+esonerato+Pioli%3A+squadra+affidata+a+Mangia
  5. ^ "Bologna, ufficiale: Bisoli esonerato, arriva Pioli". BolognaToday (in Italian) ( 4 October 2011. Retrieved 5October2011.