Villiam Vecchi

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Villiam Vecchi
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-12-28) 28 December 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Scandiano, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1974 Milan 46 (0)
1974–1976 Cagliari 26 (0)
1976–1981 Como 147 (0)
1981–1982 SPAL 33 (0)
National team
1969–1970 Italy U-21 3 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Reggiana (Goalkeeper coach)
1996–1998 Parma (Goalkeeper coach)
1999–2001 Juventus (Goalkeeper coach)
2001–2013 Milan (Goalkeeper coach)
2013–2015 Real Madrid (Goalkeeper coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Villiam Vecchi (born 28 December 1948) is an Italian former football goalkeeper, and currently the goalkeeping coach for Qatari club Al Sadd.

Club career[edit]

Born in Scandiano, Reggio Emilia, Vecchi played with Milan from 1967 to 1974, and joined Calcio Como in 1976. In his five years with the club, Como endured a rollercoaster ride through Serie B and Serie C1 before making the top flight in 1980, where they remained as he departed after the 1980–81 campaign; Como were relegated back to Serie B the following season.

Coaching career[edit]

He has the distinction of having trained both Dida and Gianluigi Buffon, the latter during a stint with Parma F.C., under the helm of former Milan head coach Carlo Ancelotti.

In 2013, Vecchi was announced as the new goalkeeper coach for Real Madrid; under Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti, he trained Iker Casillas, Diego López, Keylor Navas, and Pacheco during his spell with the club. On 25 May 2015, Vecchi left his job at the Spanish side following club president Florentino Perez's decision to sack Ancelotti who had failed to win a major tournament in his second season with the club.

His first name is often misinterpreted as William.

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