Stefano Pioli

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Stefano Pioli
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Pioli as Lazio manager in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-10-20) 20 October 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Parma, Italy
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Internazionale (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Parma 42 (1)
1984–1987 Juventus 35 (0)
1987–1989 Verona 42 (0)
1989–1995 Fiorentina 154 (1)
1995–1996 Padova 4 (0)
1996–1997 Pistoiese 14 (1)
1997–1998 Fiorenzuola 21 (0)
1998–1999 Colorno ? (?)
Total 312 (3)
Teams managed
1999–2002 Bologna (youth team)
2002–2003 Chievo (youth team)
2003–2004 Salernitana
2004–2006 Modena
2006–2007 Parma
2007–2008 Grosseto
2008–2009 Piacenza
2009–2010 Sassuolo
2010–2011 Chievo
2011 Palermo
2011–2014 Bologna
2014–2016 Lazio
2016– Internazionale

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Stefano Pioli (born 20 October 1965) is an Italian football manager and a former footballer. He is currently in charge of Serie A club Internazionale.

Playing career[edit]

Pioli, a native of Parma, started his own playing career for his home city team, Parma. Successively, he was signed by Juventus, with whom he had his Serie A debut in 1984. Sold to Verona in 1987, Pioli moved to Fiorentina in 1989, where he spent six years of his career. He ended his career in 1999 for Colorno of Campionato Eccellenza, after three experiences with Padova, Pistoiese and Fiorenzuola. He concluded his career playing in Colorno on the team with his brother Leonardo. [1]

Coaching career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From 1999 to 2002 Pioli coached Bologna's youth team (winning a championship with Allievi Nazionali's team), and Chievo's in 2002–03. In 2003–04, he was appointed as head coach of Serie B club Salernitana. He moved to Modena, still of Serie B, in 2004.

In 2006, Pioli was named as Parma's head coach, therefore returning to his home city and marking his Serie A debut as a manager. He was however sacked on 12 February 2007 after a 3–0 loss to Roma which brought Parma down to second-last place and replaced by Claudio Ranieri.

On 11 September 2007 he was unveiled as new head coach of Serie B club Grosseto, replacing Giorgio Roselli, sacked after three consecutive defeats in the first three league matches,[2] and managed to lead the Tuscan minnows to an impressive mid-table finish in their first season in the Serie B. He then served as head coach of Piacenza for their 2008–09 Serie B campaign.[3] In July 2009 he left Piacenza to join Sassuolo as new head coach of the neroverdi.

Chievo[edit]

On 10 June 2010, Pioli was named as head coach of Serie A club Chievo on a twelve-month contract.[4]

Palermo[edit]

On 2 June 2011, Pioli was named head coach of Serie A club Palermo, but he was relieved of his duties just 90 days later.[5]

Bologna[edit]

On 4 October 2011 he was named new head coach of Bologna in Serie A, in place of the sacked Pierpaolo Bisoli.[6] After two troublesome seasons with Bologna, both ended with the team struggling in the bottom half of the Serie A table but always escaping relegation, he was removed from his managerial duties on 8 January 2014, with Davide Ballardini appointed as his replacement.

Lazio[edit]

On 12 June 2014, it was confirmed Pioli's appointment as new head coach of Lazio in place of Edoardo Reja.[7] In his first season at the club, he led Lazio to a third-place Serie A finish. On 11 June 2015 he was offered a new 2+1-year contract.[8]

On 3 April 2016, he was sacked after a 4–1 home defeat to city rivals Roma.[9]

Internazionale[edit]

On 8 November 2016, Pioli was announced as the new head coach of Internazionale on an eighteen-month contract.[10]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 2 December 2016
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Salernitana 1 July 2003 10 June 2004 51 16 14 21 31.37
Modena 15 June 2004 22 January 2006 87 35 32 20 40.23
Parma 5 June 2006 12 February 2007 33 9 7 17 27.27
Grosseto 11 September 2007 11 June 2008 39 10 19 10 25.64
Piacenza 11 June 2008 5 June 2009 43 14 13 16 32.56
Sassuolo 12 June 2009 9 June 2010 47 20 16 11 42.55
Chievo 10 June 2010 2 June 2011 41 13 13 15 31.71
Palermo 2 June 2011 31 August 2011 2 0 2 0 00.00
Bologna 4 October 2011 7 January 2014 97 32 28 37 32.99
Lazio 12 June 2014 3 April 2016 91 44 20 27 48.35
Internazionale 8 November 2016 Present 4 1 1 2 25.00
Career Total 535 194 165 176 36.26

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Parma
Juventus
Fiorentina

Manager[edit]

Bologna
  • Allievi Under-17 National Championship: 2000–01

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STEFANO PIOLI E GLI SCETTICISMI TRASFORMATI IN APPLAUSI" (in Italian). ilgiornaledigitale.it. 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Calcio: il Grosseto esonera Roselli" (in Italian). Toscana TV. 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Stefano Pioli nuovo allenatore del Piacenza" (in Italian). Piacenza Calcio. 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Chievo, ufficiale: Pioli è il nuovo tecnico" (in Italian). calciomercato.com. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  5. ^ http://www.corrieredellosport.it/serie_a/palermo/2011/08/31-191280/Palermo,+esonerato+Pioli%3A+squadra+affidata+a+Mangia
  6. ^ "Bologna, ufficiale: Bisoli esonerato, arriva Pioli". BolognaToday (in Italian). www.bolognatoday.it. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Stefano Pioli è il nuovo allenatore della S.S. Lazio" [Stefano Pioli is the new Lazio head coach] (in Italian). SS Lazio. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pioli prolunga il contratto" (in Italian). S.S. Lazio. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Official: Lazio sack Pioli". Football Italia. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Stefano Pioli appointed as head coach of Inter". inter.it. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.