Christian La Grotteria

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Christian La Grotteria
Personal information
Full name Christian Alejandro La Grotteria
Date of birth (1974-07-25) July 25, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Second striker
Youth career
?–1995 Estacion Quequen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Estudiantes 20 (1)
1997–1998 San Martín (SJ) 13 (2)
1998–2000 San Martín (M) (loan) 33 (12)
1998–1999 Ancona 8 (4)
2000–2003 Palermo 80 (17)
2003–2007 Padova 88 (22)
2007–2009 SPAL 1907 49 (13)
2009–2011 Bassano Virtus 52 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2010–11 season.

Christian Alejandro La Grotteria (born July 25, 1974 in La Plata) is a retired Argentine footballer, who last worked as assistant coach of Lega Pro club Catania. He also has Italian citizenship.

Playing career[edit]

La Grotteria began his career playing professionally at Estudiantes de La Plata. He also had short spells with Argentine lower division club Club Atlético San Martín (San Juan) and San Martín de Mendoza. His previous clubs in Italy include Padova, Palermo and Ancona. He retired in June 2011 after two seasons with Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Bassano Virtus.

Post-playing and coaching career[edit]

After retirement, La Grotteria agreed to stay at Bassano Virtus in a non-playing role as a technical area coordinator.[1] He then also served as assistant coach on a couple different stints before leaving the club in February 2017 to become Mario Petrone's assistant at Catania.[2][3] He left the club just a few weeks later, on 8 March 2017, following Petrone's resignations.[4]


  1. ^ "UFFICIALE: Bassano, La Grotteria coordinatore dell'area tecnica" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bassano, il saluto a La Grotteria. "Ho ricevuto tanto. Tornerò presto"" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Il Catania esonera Rigoli, al suo posto Petrone e La Grotteria" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lega Pro Catania, si è dimesso Petrone" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport - Stadio. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 

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