Date of birth
(1934-03-20) 20 March 1934 (age 82)
Place of birth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Azeglio Vicini (Italian pronunciation: [adˈdzeʎʎo viˈtʃiːni]; born 20 March 1934 in Cesena) is an Italian retired football coach and footballer, who also served as the President of the Technical Sector of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
One of Italy’s most important coaches during the eighties, he coached the Italy under-21 side, reaching the semi-final of the 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, and final of the 1986 UEFA European Under-21 Championship; he later coached the Italian senior national side, reaching the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 1988, and leading the team to another semi-final, and eventually a third-place finish, in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, in Italy.
1 Playing career
2 Managerial career
Vicini started his career with Lanerossi Vicenza, helping the team to Serie A promotion after winning the 1954–55 Serie B title, and making his Serie A debut on 25 September 1955 in a 2–0 home defeat to Inter. He later moved to Sampdoria, playing with the club for 7 seasons in the top division, before moving to Serie B club Brescia. He made his club debut on 15 September 1963, in a 4–0 away defeat to Varese, narrowly missing out on Serie A promotion during his first season with the club. The following season, he won the Serie B title with the club, finally achieving Serie A promotion after 17 years. After suffering relegation, the team immediately won back Serie A promotion the following season. Vicini ended his playing career during the 1967–68 season, when he became the club’s manager midway through the season, although he was ultimately unable to save the club from relegation, despite impressing with his performances.
After starting his professional coaching career with his former club Brescia from 1967–68, he was named the head coach of the Italian Und