Antonello Cuccureddu

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Antonello Cuccureddu
Antonello Cuccureddu 2009.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-10-04) October 4, 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Alghero, Italy
Playing position Manager (former defender, sometimes midfielder)
Club information
Current team
Grosseto
Youth career
Alghero
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1967 Torres 34 (0)
1967–1969 Brescia 22 (0)
1969–1981 Juventus 303 (26)
1981–1984 Fiorentina 34 (0)
1984–1985 Novara 22 (0)
Total 415 (26)
National team
1975–1978 Italy 13 (0)
Teams managed
1989–1995 Juventus (youth team)
1997–1998 Acireale
1998 Ternana
1999–2001 Crotone
2002–2003 Al-Ittihad
2004–2005 Avellino
2005–2006 Torres
2006–2007 Grosseto
2007–2008 Perugia
2009–2010 Pescara
2013– Grosseto
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Antonello Cuccureddu (born 4 October 1949) is an Italian association football coach and former player. He is the current manager of Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Grosseto.

Career[edit]

A central defender, Cuccureddu spent his playing career with Brescia (1968–69), Juventus (1969–81, winning six Serie A titles), and Fiorentina (1981–83). He earned 13 caps for the Italy national football team, and played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup (where he won 5 caps, including the match against Argentina won 1-0 and the 3rd place final against Brazil lost 1-2).

Rather prolific for being a defender (he had a very strong long distance shot), in one League season he managed to score 12 goals (Italian Serie A 1973-74), although in that season he played as a midfielder. His most famous goal in the League was scored at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome facing AS Roma in the last match of the 1972-73 League: with that goal Juventus beat AS Roma 2-1 and won their 15th domestic title by 1 over AC Milan that was leading the League until last match kickoff and 2 over SS Lazio.

In 2006-07 he led Grosseto to become Serie C1/A winners and gain a historical first-ever promotion to Serie B. Cuccureddu left Grosseto soon after the end of the season to join Serie C1 club Perugia, where he did not manage to repeat his successes at Grosseto. From March 2009 he was the new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Pescara;[1][2] this adventure ended in January 2010 when he was replaced by Eusebio Di Francesco, former coach of Lanciano.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REVOCATO L'INCARICO A GALDERISI" (in Italian). Pescara Calcio. 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  2. ^ "CAMBIO IN PANCHINA: ARRIVA CUCCUREDDU" (in Italian). Pescara Calcio. 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2009-03-23.