Fernando Orsi

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Fernando Orsi
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-09-12) September 12, 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Manager (former goalkeeper)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 AS Roma 0 (0)
1979–1980 Siena 34 (0)
1980–1982 Parma 51 (0)
1982–1985 Lazio 82 (0)
1985–1989 Arezzo 125 (0)
1989–1998 Lazio 43 (0)
Teams managed
2007 Livorno
2008 Livorno
2010–2011 Ternana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fernando "Nando" Orsi (born September 12, 1959 in Rome) is an Italian football manager and former player, who played as a goalkeeper.

Playing career[edit]

Orsi, a former goalkeeper, made his professional debut in 1979 for Serie C2 club Siena. He made his Serie A debut with Lazio in 1982, a team where he played from 1982 to 1985, and again, as backup keeper to Valerio Fiori and then Luca Marchegiani, from 1989 until his retirement in 1998.

Coaching career[edit]

Orsi became assistant coach of Roberto Mancini at Lazio in 2002. He followed Mancini at Inter Milan two years later. He left Inter in 2006 in order to pursue a career as head coach. Initially rumoured as possible Arezzo coach in 2006–07, he was surprisingly appointed to a Serie A job on March 21, 2007 by Livorno chairman Aldo Spinelli in order to replace Daniele Arrigoni. He made his debut with a 4–1 home win to Catania on April 1,[1] leading his side to a mid-table finish in the 2006–07 Serie A season. However, a disappointing start to the 2007–08 league campaign resulted in only two points after the first seven matchdays, convincing Spinelli to sack Orsi on October 9, making him the first coach to be fired in the season.[2] He was called back at the helm of the amaranto on April 28, 2008, after Spinelli decided to dismiss Giancarlo Camolese from the team's head coaching post,[3] but did not manage to save his club from relegation to Serie B.

He then served as head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Ternana from October 2010 to February 2011.


  1. ^ Eurosport. "Orsi debut delights Spinelli". Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Livorno sack Orsi". Football Italian. 2007-10-09. Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Spinelli caccia Camolese. Il Livorno torna ad Orsi" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-04-28.