Stefano Tacconi

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Stefano Tacconi
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Personal information
Full name Stefano Tacconi
Date of birth (1957-05-13) 13 May 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Perugia, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1972–1974 Spoleto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1975 Spoleto 0 (0)
1975–1976 Inter 0 (0)
1976–1977 Spoleto 30 (0)
1977–1978 Pro Patria 7 (0)
1978–1979 Livorno 33 (0)
1979–1980 Sambenedettese 38 (0)
1980–1983 Avellino 90 (0)
1983–1992 Juventus 254 (0)
1992–1995 Genoa 43 (0)
Total 495 (0)
National team
1987–1991 Italy 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2008-08-15.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stefano Tacconi (born 13 May 1957 in Perugia) is an Italian association football player. He is the only goalkeeper to have won all international club competitions, and he is widely regarded by pundits as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation.[1]


Tacconi got his first significant experience at Spoleto football club. Following this, having already attracted the interest of Inter Milan, he had his first brief stint as a professional with Pro Patria[2] and Livorno before joining Sambenedettese. He then reached Serie A with Avellino in the 1980/1981 season; he remained there for three years before joining the Italian club Juventus FC in 1983.

With Giovanni Trapattoni's Juventus club, Tacconi won 2 scudetti in 1984 and 1986, the European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1985 and the Intercontinental Cup the same year against Argentinos Juniors on penalties. In 1990 Tacconi and Juventus went on to win a UEFA Cup and a Coppa Italia. He was Walter Zenga's reserve at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.

After a ten-year working relationship with Juventus FC (during the 1985/1986 season he was kept on the bench), Tacconi transferred to Genoa C.F.C. in 1994. Unfortunately, Genoa was relegated to Serie B at the end of season.

After quitting professional football, Tacconi had several disappointing experiences in politics. In 1999 he was on Alleanza Nazionale's lists for the European parliamentary elections, but failed to earn a seat. In 2005 he tried to stand for president of Lombardy as a candidate for Nuovo MSI, an extreme right-wing party, but could not garner enough votes to validate his candidacy. In 2006, he put in for a city councilman position in Milan again within Alleanza Nazionale, supporting winner Letizia Moratti for mayor, but gained only 57 personal preferences (votes) and was not elected to the office.

On August 2008, at the age of 51, he accepted an offer from FC Arquata, a Seconda Categoria amateur club based in Arquata del Tronto, Marche, to make a return into active football as a goalkeeper.[3]

Personal life[edit]

On 13 May 2011, Tacconi married long-time partner Laura Speranza, with whom he has four children.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gli eroi in bianconero: Stefano TACCONI". Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Stefano
  3. ^ "Tacconi torna in porta" (in Italian). 25 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  4. ^ "Stefano Tacconi sposo oggi pomeriggio a Orta". OK Novara (in Italian). 13 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
Preceded by
Sergio Brio
Juventus F.C. captains
Succeeded by
Roberto Baggio