Massimo Rastelli

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Massimo Rastelli
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Personal information
Date of birth (1968-12-27) 27 December 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Torre del Greco, Italy
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cremonese (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Solofra 27 (4)
1988–1989 Catanzaro 24 (1)
1989–1990 Mantova 31 (5)
1990–1997 Lucchese 222 (50)
1997–2001 Piacenza 116 (12)
2001–2002 Napoli 32 (6)
2002–2003 Reggina 17 (0)
2003–2004 Como 40 (3)
2004–2006 Avellino 68 (8)
2006–2008 Sorrento 58 (7)
2008–2009 Juve Stabia 13 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Juve Stabia
2010–2011 Brindisi
2011–2012 Portogruaro
2012–2015 Avellino
2015–2017 Cagliari
2018– Cremonese
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Massimo Rastelli (born 27 December 1968[1]) is an Italian football manager and former player who played as a striker. He is currently in charge as head coach of Cremonese in the Italian Serie B.



A second striker/winger, Rastelli started his career with Serie D club Solofra, and played professionally for the first time in 1988 with Catanzaro. After a long stint with Lucchese (seven consecutive Serie B season), he made his Serie A debut in 1997 with Piacenza, playing four years for the Emilians. In 2001, he joined then-Serie B club Napoli, failing to win promotion to the top flight with the fallen giants. He then signed for Reggina in 2002, in what it was his final Serie A season as a player. He retired in 2009 after a season with Juve Stabia.


He was coach of Juve Stabia in the 2009–10 season, winning promotion to the Lega Pro Prima Divisione on his first attempt. He then signed for Brindisi the following season.

In the 2011–12 season he was the head coach of Portogruaro in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.[2]

In the 2012–13 season he was the head coach of Avellino in Lega Pro Prima Divisione. The club won promotion to Serie B.

On 12 June 2015 Rastelli was hired by newly relegated club Cagliari for their 2015–16 Serie B season.[3][4] He led Cagliari to win the Serie B title, and was consequently confirmed also for the 2016–17 Serie A campaign. He was sacked on 17 October 2017.[5]

On 5 November 2018, Rastelli returned into management as the new head coach of Serie B club Cremonese.[6]


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  3. ^ "Risoluzione contrattuale con il tecnico Rastelli e il suo staff" (in Italian). A.S. Avellino 1912. 12 June 2015. Archived from the original on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Massimo Rastelli è il nuovo allenatore del Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 12 June 2015. Archived from the original on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
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  6. ^ "Serie B Cremonese, ufficiale: Rastelli è il nuovo allenatore" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport - Stadio. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.