Eddy Baggio

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Eddy Baggio
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-08-23) 23 August 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Caldogno, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward, Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1994 Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Palazzolo 27 (6)
1995 Prato 6 (0)
1995–1998 Giorgione 89 (31)
1998–1999 Ancona 32 (11)
1999–2000 Ascoli 27 (22)
2000–2001 Ancona 26 (7)
2001–2002 Catania 28 (18)
2002–2003 Salernitana 27 (6)
2003–2004 Vicenza 22 (3)
2004 Catania 11 (2)
2005 Spezia 15 (5)
2005–2008 Pisa 21 (11)
2008 Portosummaga 5 (0)
2008–2009 Sangiovannese 31 (4)
Total 367 (126)
National team
1991 Italy U-17 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eddy Baggio (born 23 August 1974) is an Italian football manager and former player who played as a striker.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Caldogno, Italy, in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, he is the youngest of the eight children of Matilde and Fiorindo Baggio. Eddy Baggio is also the younger brother of the legendary Italian footballer Roberto Baggio,[2] who played as a second striker for Italy, but unlike Roberto, Eddy never made his Serie A debut.[3] Like several of his siblings, Eddy was named after a famous athlete, in his case the Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx,[3] whilst his older brother Roberto was named after two of his father's Italian footballing idols, Roberto Boninsegna and Roberto Bettega.[4] Neither of the brothers are related to the former Italian defensive midfielder Dino Baggio.[5][6]

Club career[edit]

Baggio started his youth and professional career at A.C. Fiorentina in 1991, the club where his older brother Roberto started to shine, and he was eventually promoted to the first team during the 1993–94 season, in Serie B.[3][6][7]

He left the club 4 years after Roberto, and joined two different Serie C1 teams Palazzolo and Prato within two years. He then joined Serie C2 team Giorgione in November, and played there for 3 years. He then joined A.C. Ancona and Ascoli Calcio 1898 at that time in Serie C1.[3][6][8]

He returned to Ancona in 2000 and made his Serie B debut during the 2000–01 Serie B season. In the following years, he changed club every season: Calcio Catania (Serie C1), Salernitana Calcio 1919 (Serie B), home-town club Vicenza Calcio (Serie B), Catania again (Serie B), Spezia Calcio 1906 (Serie C1), and he finally settled in Pisa. With Salernitana, on 15 December 2002, he scored his 100th professional goal in a 2–2 home draw against Serie B league leaders Triestina from a penalty;[9] his brother Roberto scored his 300th professional goal on the same day (their father's birthday), also from a penalty.[10][11] On January 2008 he was sold to Serie C2 club Portosummaga, but managed to play only five times. On August 2008 he accepted an offer from Sangiovannese.[3][6][12]

In total, he played 86 Serie B games, scoring 18 goals; throughout his career, he scored 130 goals in all competitions, including Serie B, Serie C1 & C2, the Coppa Italia, and the Coppa Italia Serie C, although he never played in Serie A.[3][6]

International career[edit]

Baggio was called up to the Italy Under-17 side three times in 1991, and represented the team on two occasions. He was a member of the Italy team that took part at the 1991 Under-17 World Championship.[13]

Managerial career[edit]

From August 2011, he coached one of the Pisa "Allievi" youth formations.[14] From the 2012–13 season, he became a coach for the Fiorentina youth side, coaching Fiorentina's Allievi Lega Pro.[15] During the 2013–14 season, he was promoted to coach the Giovanissimi nazionali.[16]




  1. ^ "Scheda anagrafica di Eddy Baggio" (in Italian). aic.football.it. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Baggio lascia l' Inter e chiama il fratello Il fantasista disegna il futuro: "Ho ancora passione, vorrei giocare con Eddy"". corriere.it (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. 26 April 2000. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Amarcord: Eddy Baggio e Max Vieri, quando il cognome non basta per giocare in serie A" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Storie di Calcio: Roberto Baggio, Il Poeta Errante" (in Italian). Storie di Calcio. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  5. ^ "'Other' Baggio ready to step into hero's role WORLD CUP 1994". articles.baltimoresun.com. The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Fratello dove sei: Eddy Baggio" (in Italian). Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Baggio Eddy". Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Baggio, Eddy". Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Salernitana - Triestina 2-2". repubblica.it (in Italian). La Repubblica. 15 December 2002. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  10. ^ Edoardo Novella (16 December 2002). "300 candeline per la premiata ditta Baggio & Baggio – Fratelli di Gol – In campionato Roberto e Eddy hanno segnato tre centinaia di reti in due. Traguardo raggiunto ieri con un rigore a testa". cerca.unita.it (in Italian). Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  11. ^ Gaetano Ferraiuolo (21 December 2013). "Ultima all'Arechi sinonimo di vittoria. Che imprese con Torino e Vicenza…". granatissimi.com (in Italian). Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Ufficiale: la Sangiovannese prende Baggio e Deinite" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2008.
  13. ^ "Convocazioni e presenze in campo: Eddy Baggio" (in Italian). FIGC.it. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  14. ^ "L'entusiasmo di mister Eddy Baggio" (in Italian). Il Tirreno. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Viste da noi - Allievi Lega Pro: Sassuolo - Fiorentina 1 - 3". fedelemanagement.it (in Italian). Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Settore Giovanile: Allievi e Giovanissimi Nazionali nel segno del pokerissimo" (in Italian). Fiorentina.it. Retrieved 26 January 2015.

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