Giorgio Morini

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Giorgio Morini (born 11 October 1947) is an Italian former football manager and player, who played as a midfielder. As a player, Morini was part of the A.C. Milan team that won the 1978–79 Serie A title. He also coached the Italian football team Milan for part of the 1996–97 season.

Club career[edit]

Born in Carrara, Morini started his career with Internazionale FC during the 1967–68 season, but never played a game for the side. The following year he moved to A.S. Varese 1910, spending four seasons with the club. He made his Serie A debut against Cagliari on 6 October 1968.[1]

After moving to A.S. Roma in 1972, Morini made a name for himself, representing the capital side for the next four seasons. In 1976, he earned a contract with A.C. Milan, spending another four seasons there, and winning the Scudetto in 1979.

After two seasons at minor club Pro Patria and a short spell with low-league team FC Chiasso, Morini ended his career in 1984.

International career[edit]

He played 3 games for the Italy national football team in 1975, making his debut on April 19 against Poland.[2]

Controversy[edit]

Morini was linked to the 1980 Totonero illegal Italian football gambling scandal, and was suspended from play for ten months.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

Giorgio Morini took up coaching, once his active career came to an end, leading youth-teams to glory, primarily at Italian club A.C. Milan. When Oscar Washington Tabarez was fired from the Rossonero senior side in 1997, Morini took over for a short period during the 1996–97 Serie A season; that was his first and, until now, last run as a coach of a top-flight side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Almanacco illustrato del calico 1979. Panini. 1979. p. 51. 
  2. ^ "Nazionale in cifre: MORINI GIORGIO" (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. 
  3. ^ "Three-year Ban On World Cup Star". New Straits Times. Reuters. 19 May 1980. p. 1. Retrieved 29 August 2010. [dead link]