Vincenzo Torrente

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Vincenzo Torrente
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-02-12) 12 February 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Cetara, Salerno, Italy
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sicula Leonzio (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1985 Nocerina 9 (0)
1985–2000 Genoa 412 (5)
2000–2001 Alessandria 21 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Genoa (caretaker)
2009–2011 Gubbio
2011–2013 Bari
2013–2014 Cremonese
2015–2016 Salernitana
2017 Vicenza
2018– Sicula Leonzio
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vincenzo Torrente (born 12 February 1966) is an Italian football coach and former defender. He currently manages Sicula Leonzio in Serie C.

Playing career[edit]

After starting his career at minor league club Nocerina, Torrente joined Genoa at the age of 19. He quickly became a mainstay for the club, spending 15 consecutive seasons with the Rossoblu at both Serie A and Serie B level, playing also at European level during the Osvaldo Bagnoli period in the early 1990s. He left Genoa in 2000, after having collected more than 400 games with the club, in order to join Alessandria, where he ended his career in 2011 at the age of 35.

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Torrente became a coach and promptly returned to Genoa, heading the Allievi Nazionali (under-17 youth squad). Later in 2002 he was appointed as caretaker coach together with Rino Lavezzini in what turned out to be a troublesome season that ultimately ended in relegation (then annulled due to the so-called Caso Catania) for the club. He then returned working as youth coach for Genoa until 2009, when his former boss Luigi Simoni offered him a head coaching post at Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Gubbio. Under his two-year tenure, Gubbio achieved a surprising feat of two consecutive promotions, thus reaching Serie B in June 2011 as league champions. In June 2011 he left Gubbio to become new head coach at Bari, again at Serie B level.[1]

On 13 December 2018, he signed with Serie C club Sicula Leonzio.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "As Bari - Torrente: un anno di contratto" (in Italian). A.S. Bari. 9 June 2011. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Vincenzo Torrente è il nuovo allenatore della Sicula Leonzio" [Vincenzo Torrente is the new coach of Sicula Leonzio] (in Italian). Sicula Leonzio. 13 December 2018.

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