|Full name||Gaetano D'Agostino|
|Date of birth||3 June 1982|
|Place of birth||Palermo, Italy|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Virtus Francavilla (head coach)|
|2013||→ Pescara (loan)||7||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 August 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2009
Gaetano D'Agostino (born 3 June 1982) is an Italian former football midfielder and current coach. Usually a playmaker, D'Agostino is best known for his incisive passing. He is currently head coach of Lega Pro club Virtus Francavilla.
He was brought up in the Palermo youth system, in Roma youth system only for two seasons because he was progressing enormously and, in 2001, went to Bari with co-ownership rights as part of the deal that brought Antonio Cassano to Roma. He was tagged for 5 billion Italian lire for 50% of the rights. He then came back to Roma for €1,291,142 and signed a new three-year contract in June 2003 in but did not figure much.
In January 2005 he was loaned to Messina on loan with option to sign in co-ownership deal for €750,000. In half a season at Messina, he made 42 appearances and scored 4 goals, being instrumental for the club's impressive performances in the Serie A league, including a seventh place in 2004–05, the best top flight placement in Messina history.
In June 2006 Messina bought remain rights for €60,000.
On 7 July 2006, he was bought by Udinese for a reported €1.2 million, where he firmly established himself as a regular, also achieving a place in the Italian national team during his stay with the Friuli-based side. He made sensational performances during the 2008–2009 Serie A season.
On 3 June 2010, he was sold to Fiorentins for a reported fee between €9 and 10 million. La Viola later announced they signed him in a co-ownership deal, for €5.75 million. He made his debut on 29 August 2010, scoring Fiorentina's only goal in a 1–1 draw at home against Napoli.
Joining Siena via Udinese
In the middle of 2011, D'Agostino returned to Udinese after they won his 50% rights in a blind auction, Udinese winning with a bid of €110,000 to €50,000. D'Agostino said that “It still hurts a little that Fiorentina didn’t keep me,” and expressed his desire to remain in Florence, having earlier said he loved living in the city. On 7 July, Siena agreed a deal to sign the playmaker.
He left Siena at the end of the 2013–14 season, after the club declared bankruptcy.
D'Agostino was a member of the Italian U-21 squad, making 17 appearances and scoring 4 goals.
After retirement, he took over a head coaching role at Serie D amateurs Anzio in 2016.
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