Ivan Franceschini

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Ivan Franceschini
Ivan Franceschini.jpg
Franceschini playing for Reggina in 2004
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-12-07) 7 December 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Parma, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Cittanovese (head coach)
Youth career
1994–1996 Parma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Parma 0 (0)
1996–1997Marseille (loan) 23 (0)
1997–1998 Salernitana 23 (1k)
1998–1999 Lucchese 28 (1)
1999–2001 Genoa 28 (0)
2000–2001Chievo (loan) 11 (1)
2001–2006 Reggina 155 (5)
2006–2009 Torino 40 (3)
2009–2010 Cesena 13 (0)
2010–2011 Portogruaro 17 (0)
2011–2013 HinterReggio 55 (4)
National team
1996–1997 Italy U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
2014–2015 Gallico Catona
2015–2016 Reggina (youth)
2016–2017 Reggina (assistant)
2018–2019 Palmese
2019 Cittanovese
2020– Cittanovese
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ivan Franceschini (born 7 December 1976) is an Italian football coach and former player, who played as a defender. He is currently the head coach of Serie D club Cittanovese.


A native of Parma, Franceschini started his career at Parma AC. In 1996–97 season, he was loaned to Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1. In June 1997, Franceschini returned to Parma but went to Salernitana in Serie B in October. The next season, he played for Lucchese, also in Serie B. In the summer of 1999, he signed for Genoa of Serie B. In the next season he signed for Chievo in November 2000, where he won promotion to Serie A. In summer 2001, he signed for Reggina in a co-ownership deal. At Reggina, he won promotion to Serie A again, and played 4 straight season at Italian top division. In July 2006, he signed for Torino which recently promoted back to Serie A. He was the regular in the first season but dropped in the second season.

After released by Torino in June 2009, he signed a contract until end of season for Cesena in November.[1]

After one season with Cesena, his contract was not renewed and he was without a club until 28 December 2010 when he signed a short-term deal with Portogruaro.[2]

From 2011 until 2013 he played for HinterReggio in Serie D.




  1. ^ "Ingaggiato Ivan Franceschini" (in Italian). AC Cesena. 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Primo colpo del club granata" [First strike for the grenat (dark red) club]. Portogruaro Summaga (in Italian). 28 December 2010. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011.

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