Pasquale Padalino

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Pasquale Padalino
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-07-26) 26 July 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Foggia, Italy
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Foggia 62 (1)
1992–1993 Bologna 18 (0)
1993–1994 Lecce 30 (3)
1994–1995 Foggia 28 (0)
1995–2000 Fiorentina 107 (8)
2000–2002 Bologna 15 (0)
2001–2002 Inter (loan) 0 (0)
2002–2004 Como 15 (1)
National team
1996 Italy 1 (0)
Teams managed
2005–2006 Verona (assistant)
2007–2009 Pisa (assistant)
2009–2010 Nocerina
2012–2014 Foggia
2014–2015 Grosseto
2015–2016 Matera
2016–2017 Lecce
2018–2019 Foggia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2019

Pasquale Padalino (Italian pronunciation: [paˈskwaːle padaˈliːno]; born 26 July 1972) is a former Italian football central defender and manager, last in charge as head coach of club Foggia.

Playing career[edit]


During his career, Padalino represented U.S. Foggia, Bologna F.C. 1909 (two stints), U.S. Lecce, ACF Fiorentina (where he formed an interesting defensive partnership with Lorenzo Amoruso, later of Rangers F.C.), Inter Milan (having only having appeared once, in an Italian Cup contest against Udinese Calcio) and Como Calcio 1907.


Padalino's only international cap came in 1996, in a friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Coaching career[edit]

Having retired in 2004, Padalino started as assistant coach to cousin[citation needed] Gian Piero Ventura at Hellas Verona, leaving at the end of the season to rejoin first team Foggia, as its administrative secretary.

In 2007–08, Padalino rejoined Ventura as second coach, now in Pisa Calcio, also in the second level.

In 2009–10, Padalino started his career as head coach at Nocerina in the Seconda Divisione until the end of the season.

On 7 August 2012 he was named new coach of Foggia in the Serie D. He led the team to promotion to Lega Pro in 2014, then he left the club.

In November 2014 he became the new manager of Grosseto, in the Lega Pro, but he was fired in January 2015, before the end of the season.

On 5 October 2015 he was appointed new coach of Matera and ended the season in 6th place in the Lega Pro.

On 14 June 2016 he was named new coach of Lecce, in the Lega Pro. He was sacked on 24 April 2017, with two games to spare.

He returned into management on 18 December 2018 after being appointed head coach of Foggia, in the Serie B league.[1]




External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Padalino è il nuovo allenatore del Foggia" (in Italian). Foggia Calcio. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.