Gianpaolo Castorina

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Gianpaolo Castorina
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-08-30) August 30, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Virtus Entella (head coach)
Youth career
1992 Como
1994 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Lodigiani 19 (1)
1996–1997 Ancona 32 (0)
1997–2002 Monza 120 (0)
2000 Siena 10 (0)
2002–2003 Arezzo 24 (0)
2003–2004 Carrarese 25 (0)
2004–2005 Ancona 31 (0)
2005 Südtirol 3 (0)
2006 Nocerina 6 (0)
2006–2007 Forte dei Marmi 30 (0)
2007–2010 Virtus Entella
National team
1992 Italy U-15 6 (0)
1992 Italy U-16 6 (0)
1994 Italy U-18 1 (0)
Teams managed
2017– Virtus Entella
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gianpaolo Castorina (born August 30, 1976 in Milan) is a retired Italian professional footballer turned coach, currently in charge as head coach of Serie B club Virtus Entella.

Playing career[edit]

Castorina played in the Serie B for several seasons, reaching the peak of his playing career with Monza and Siena. He retired in 2010 after three years with Virtus Entella.

Coaching career[edit]

After his retirement, he switched into a coaching staff role at Virtus Entella, serving as first team assistant and successively as youth coach. Under his guidance, the Primavera Under-19 team managed to reach the final of the Coppa Italia Primavera 2017, then lost to Roma 3–1 on aggregate.[1]

On 30 April 2017, Castorini was promoted to the first team head coaching role until the end of the season after Roberto Breda's dismissal following three consecutive losses in the Serie B league which led Virtus Entella out of the promotion playoff zone.[2] On 31 May 2017, Virtus Entella announced Castorina will serve as permanent head coach for the 2017–18 Serie B season.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Roma Primavera stende l’Entella e vince la sua quinta Coppa Italia: è di nuovo festa all'Olimpico" (in Italian). Il Messaggero. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Serie B, l'Entella caccia Breda: al suo posto arriva Castorina" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mister Castorina confermato in prima squadra" (in Italian). Virtus Entella. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 

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