Anselmo Robbiati

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Anselmo Robbiati
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-01-01) 1 January 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Lecco, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Figline (assistant manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1993 Monza 135 (20)
1993–1999 Fiorentina 155 (27)
1999–2000 Napoli 20 (2)
2000 Internazionale 0 (0)
2001 Perugia (loan) 12 (3)
2002 Fiorentina (loan) 5 (0)
2002–2003 Ancona 12 (0)
2003–2004 Grosseto 8 (2)
2004–2005 Monza 29 (4)
2005–2006 Como 25 (4)
2006–2009 Figline 60 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anselmo Robbiati (born 1 January 1970 in Lecco) is an Italian former footballer, currently assistant manager of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione team Figline. A former attacking midfielder, he is best remembered for his time with Fiorentina during the 1990s.


Robbiati started his professional career in 1987 with Serie C1 club Monza. In 1993, he signed for Fiorentina, then in Serie B, being instrumental in the viola's successful 1993–94 campaign, which saw them win the Serie B title and optain promotion to Serie A. He stayed at Fiorentina until 1999; despite often not being featured in the starting lineup, in 1996 he won the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana, and he also achieved some success even at the continental level, scoring the decisive goal in the return leg of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Round of 16 fixture against Sparta Prague. Fiorentina were ultimately defeated by the eventual champions Barcelona FC in the semi-finals of the tournament.[1] After a season with Napoli, in 2001 Robbiati signed for Inter, but never managed to play a single match with the nerazzurri, being loaned first to Perugia and then to Fiorentina.

In 2002 Robbiati left the top-flight to join Ancona of Serie B, and then Serie C2 teams Grosseto and Monza. After a season-long stay at Serie D team Como, in October 2006 he signed for Figline, a minor Tuscan team.[2] In his first two seasons with Figline, Robbiati captained the Tuscan club to two consecutive promotions from Eccellenza to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. He started the 2008–09 with Figline, being joined by former fellow viola Enrico Chiesa. On January 2009 he announced his retirement from active football, accepting to stay at the club in an assistant manager role.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Robbiati is popularly known as Spadino;[1] the nickname was first used by Giovanni Stroppa during their time together at Monza, and is a reference to Happy Days minor character Raymond "Spike" Fonzarelli ("Spadino" in the Italian version of the sitcom).[4]

His father Luigi Robbiati played in Serie A for F.C. Internazionale Milano in the 1950s.


  1. ^ a b ""AMARCORD", Quando Schwarz e Spadino Robbiati ci stupirono con effetti speciali" (in Italian). 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Calcio: Robbiati riparte dalla D, ha firmato per il Figline" (in Italian). Nove da Firenze. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. ^ "ANSELMO ROBBIATI LASCIA L'ATTIVITA' AGONISTICA ED E' PROMOSSO ALLENATORE IN SECONDA" (in Italian). AS Figline. 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  4. ^ "L'UOMO DEL DESTINO" (in Italian). Retrieved 2008-03-13. 

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