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    Gian Piero Ventura

    • Gian Piero Ventura
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      Personal information
      Full name Gian Piero Ventura
      Date of birth (1948-01-14) 14 January 1948 (age 69)
      Place of birth Genoa, Italy
      Playing position Midfielder
      Club information
      Current team
      Italy (manager)
      Youth career
      19??–19?? Sampdoria
      Senior career*
      Years Team Apps (Gls)
      1968–1969 Sampdoria 0 (0)
      1966–1970 Sestrese ? (?)
      1970–1974 Enna ? (?)
      1974–1976 Sanremese ? (?)
      1976–1978 Novese ? (?)
      Teams managed
      1976–1979 Sampdoria (youth team)
      1979–1981 Sampdoria (assistant coach)
      1981–1982 Ruentes Rapallo
      1982–1986 Entella
      1986–1987 Spezia
      1987–1989 Centese
      1989–1992 Pistoiese
      1992–1993 Giarre
      1993–1995 Venezia
      1995–1997 Lecce
      1997–1999 Cagliari
      1999–2000 Sampdoria
      2001–2002 Udinese
      2002–2004 Cagliari
      2004–2005 Napoli
      2005–2006 Messina
      2006–2007 Verona
      2007–2009 Pisa
      2009–2011 Bari
      2011–2016 Torino
      2016– Italy

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



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

      Gian Piero Ventura (born 14 January 1948) is an Italian football manager in charge of the Italian national team and former football player.

      Ventura grew up playing in the Sampdoria youth system. Unable to land a place in the first team, he played almost exclusively in Serie D, with the exception of the 1970–71 season in Serie C with USD Enna, with whom he made nine appearances.

      He began his career as a coach in the blucerchiati 's youth system, then becoming an assistant coach in 1979; he then left Sampdoria in 1981 to pursue a head coaching career, starting from several amateur teams from Liguria. In 1985 he achieved his first promotion to a professional league with Albenga and Entella.

      In 1987 he became head coach of Spezia in the Serie C1, but did not complete the season. Two poor seasons with Centese, characterized by a sacking, a reappointment and finally a relegation to Serie C2, were followed by a three-year tenure as A.C. Pistoiese boss in the Interregionale, ended with a promotion to Serie C2 in his second season and a fourth place in the third. In 1993 he became head coach of Sicilian Serie C1 team Giarre, where he achieved a very impressive fourth place, that is still the best result ever achieved by the club as of today. In 1993 he was appointed by Maurizio Zamparini to coach Venezia of Serie B: in his first season, Ventura obtained a good sixth place; this was not followed by an improvement in results in his second season, ended with a sacking.


      Team Nat From To Record
      G W D L Win %
      Napoli Italy 2004 2005 34 17 10 7 50.00
      Messina Italy 2006 2006 6 1 0 5 16.67
      Hellas Verona Italy 2006 2007 26 10 8 8 38.46
      Pisa Italy 2007 2009 81 31 24 26 38.27
      Bari Italy 27 June 2009 10 February 2010 66 18 16 32 27.27
      Torino Italy 6 June 2011 25 May 2016 216 85 64 67 39.35
      Italy Italy 18 July 2016 Present 6 3 2 1 50.00
      Total 425 165 124 136 38.82

      As of 15 November 2016
      Lecce: 1995–96
      Entella: 1984–85
      Pistoiese: 1990–91
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