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Walter Novellino

Walter Novellino
Personal information
Full name Walter Alfredo Novellino
Date of birth (1953-06-04) 4 June 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Montemarano, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Torino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1971 Torino 0 (0)
1971–1972 Legnano 37 (1)
1972–1973 Torino 1 (0)
1973–1974 Cremonese 30 (2)
1974–1975 Empoli 36 (5)
1975–1978 Perugia 81 (11)
1978–1982 Milan 120 (10)
1982–1984 Ascoli 59 (12)
1984–1986 Perugia 51 (1)
1986–1987 Catania 16 (0)
Total 431 (42)
National team
1978 Italy 1 (0)
Teams managed
1992–1993 Perugia
1993–1995 Gualdo
1995–1996 Perugia
1996–1997 Ravenna
1997–1999 Venezia
1999–2000 Napoli
2000–2002 Piacenza
2002–2007 Sampdoria
2007–2008 Torino
2008–2009 Torino
2009 Reggina
2011 Livorno
2013–2015 Modena
2016 Palermo
2016– Avellino
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Walter Alfredo Novellino (born 4 June 1953), commonly known as Walter Novellino, is an Italian football manager in charge of Avellino and former player, who played as a midfielder.

Novellino was born at Montemarano, province of Avellino. He started his professional career with Torino, then obtaining his major successes with Perugia and A.C. Milan, and being nicknamed Monzon (after an Argentine boxer) due to both his physical resemblance to him and his determination on the pitch. Novellino announced his retirement in 1987.

Novellino won one cap for the Italy national football team in 1978.

Novellino made his debut in management in 1992 with Perugia of Serie C1, but this was short-lived. Next season, he moved to Gualdo whom he led in two years to win first Serie C2 and then to a spot in the Serie C1 promotion play-off finals which they eventually lost to Avellino. He then went on to Serie B sides Perugia, Ravenna and then in Venezia whom he led to Serie A for the first time in the club history.

In 2000, he led Napoli to a Serie A promotion, and repeated the feat the following season with Piacenza. In 2002, he joined Sampdoria, immediately leading the team to a Serie A promotion, the fourth time he'd helped a team achieve this goal. In his first Serie A season with Sampdoria, they achieved a 5th place and a UEFA Cup qualification, but lost the battle with Udinese for the last UEFA Champions League place. He left Sampdoria in 2007 to join Torino, where he was fired on 16 April 2008 following disappointing results that left the team in the relegation zone; he was replaced by Gianni De Biasi who ultimately managed to save the granata from relegation.


Team Nat Year Record
G W D L Win %
Perugia Italy 1995–1996 38 16 13 9 42.11
Ravenna Italy 1996–1997 38 14 13 11 36.84
Unione Venezia Italy 1997–1999 72 28 22 22 38.89
Napoli Italy 1999–2000 38 17 12 9 44.74
Piacenza Italy 2000–2002 74 32 19 23 43.24
Sampdoria Italy 2002–2007 215 81 69 65 37.67
Torino Italy 2007–2008 36 8 16 12 22.22
Torino Italy 2008–2009 16 3 6 7 18.75
Reggina Calcio Italy 2009 12 4 3 5 33.33
Livorno Italy 2011 38 12 11 15 31.58
Modena Italy 2013–2015 86 30 31 25 34.88
Palermo Italy 2016 4 0 1 3 00.00
Career Total 215 73 66 76 33.95

As of 10 April 2016
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