Luciano Zavagno

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Luciano Zavagno
Personal information
Full name Luciano Germán Zavagno
Date of birth (1977-08-06) August 6, 1977 (age 45)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Unión de Santa Fe 65 (1)
1997–1999 Strasbourg 14 (1)
1999–2001 Troyes 47 (0)
2001–2004 Derby County 52 (3)
2004 Ancona 8 (0)
2004–2005 Estudiantes 0 (0)
2005–2006 Catania 15 (0)
2006 Ionikos 14 (0)
2007–2009 Pisa 75 (1)
2009–2010 Ancona 35 (1)
2010–2012 Torino 22 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21 July 2012

Luciano Germán Zavagno (born August 6, 1977 in Santa Fe) is an Argentine retired footballer.

Club career[edit]

Zavagno has played football in Argentina, France, England, Italy and Greece. In 2010, he signed for Torino of the Italian Serie B.

He started his career in 1994 at Unión de Santa Fe in the Argentine 2nd division. In 1996 the club were promoted to the Primera Division Argentina.

In 1997 Zavagno moved to France to play for Strasbourg and then Troyes in 1999. At Troyes he helped them become one of the winners of the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup.[1]

In 2001, he moved to England to play for Derby County[2] where he stayed until January 2004[3] when he moved to Italy to play for Ancona and then Catania. Derby sold Zavagno to cut the wage bill. In 2006, he played for Ionikos of the Super League in Greece.

Post-playing career[edit]

Following his retirement, Zavagno took on a career as a football director. After working at Torino and Chelsea as a scout, he was subsequently hired by City Football Group on a supervising and scouting role for all clubs owned by the holding.[4] Following City Football Group's acquisition of Palermo in 2022, Zavagno relocated to Sicily, as part of the club's managerial staff in charge of transfers and scouting.[5] His role at Palermo was further confirmed following director of football Renzo Castagnini's resignations and the subsequent promotion of Leandro Rinaudo on an interim basis.[6]


Troyes AC


  1. ^ "Robson swiftly sunk by Troyes tempest". The Guardian. 22 August 2001. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Rams' double raid". BBC Sport. 16 October 2001. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Zavagno makes Rams exit". BBC Sport. 12 January 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Luciano Zavagno: "Siento que aún no es mi momento en Unión"" (in Spanish). Cadena 3. 10 March 2021.
  5. ^ "C'è un ex del Catania nell'operazione City a Palermo. Chi è" (in Italian). Cadena 3. 16 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Palermo: Rinaudo ds fino a fine mercato, sarà affiancato da Zavagno" (in Italian). I love Palermo Calcio. 1 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Newcastle 4-4 Troyes (Aggregate: 4 - 4)". Archived from the original on 17 December 2001. Retrieved 16 June 2020.

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