Luigi Maifredi

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Luigi Maifredi
Personal information
Date of birth (1947-04-20) 20 April 1947 (age 72)
Place of birth Lograto, Italy
Club information
Current team
Brescia (technical collaborator)
Teams managed
Years Team
1987–1990 Bologna
1990–1991 Juventus
1991–1992 Bologna
1992–1993 Genoa
1994 Venezia
1995 Brescia
1996 Pescara
1996 Esperance Sportive de Tunis
1998–1999 Albacete Balompié
2000 Reggiana
2013 Brescia (caretaker)

Luigi Maifredi (born 20 April 1947), commonly known as Gigi Maifredi, is an Italian football manager, currently working as a technical collaborator of Brescia in the Serie B league.


Born in Lograto (Province of Brescia), over the course of his career Maifredi has managed at several clubs such as Bologna, Brescia and others, though he is most noted for his short spell with Juventus, where he lost six games in a row and got sacked. His footballing approach has been famously named as calcio champagne (champagne wine football) due to both his prominent attacking style of play and as a reference to his former professional career as a wine representative.

In 2005, Maifredi was on course to sign with Lazio, but its supporters were not keen on Maifredi's appointment, and demonstrated against it, which forced club president Claudio Lotito to back down and appoint Giuseppe Papadopulo instead.

He was successively appointed as a technical consultant at Brescia Calcio.[1]

On 24 September 2013, Maifredi returned on the bench for a spare game, co-training with assistant coach Fabio Micarelli after head coach Marco Giampaolo failed to report for three days. The next day, Brescia appointed Maifredi as new head coach, thus ending a 13-year absence of his from head coaching roles into football. His period as a manager was however only on a caretaker basis, as he left after only one game – a 0–2 loss to Latina – to leave room for new boss Cristiano Bergodi.


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