Giovanni Trapattoni - an Italian football player and coach: a biography, sports career, interesting facts
Giovanni Trapattoni - an Italian football player and coach. Born in 1939 in Italy. Throughout his career as a player has spent in the Italian Serie A coaching career also began in the Italian championship, but later began to work in other countries.
Getting football career
Giovanni Trapattoni was not a star player. His professional career as a player he started in 1953. The first club was the Italian "Milan" for the youth team which Giovanni played for six seasons.
In 1959, when Giovanni Trapattoni turned 20, he received an invitation from several Italian clubs, among which was the "Milan". Defender decided to deny all the teams in favor of the "Rossoneri".
"Milan" and "Varese"
As part of the Milan club Trapattoni spent nearly all his short career as a football player. Having signed his first professional contract with the club in 1959, the defender did not leave the "Milan" for 12 years, winning a number of trophies with the team. From 1960 to 1964 the player summoned to the national team of Italy. For the "Azzurri" footballer took part in 17 matches and was marked by a pocketed ball.
For all seasons spent in the "Milan", Trapattoni has participated in 274 fights in which the defender was able to score 3 goals against their rivals. In 1971 he was succeeded by Giovanni club. Within one season defending the colors of the Italian "Varese". This club from the same city was the last for Giovanni Trapattoni as a player. In 1972, at the age of 33, the defender has decided to hang up his boots. Thus, a professional footballer's career lasted only 13 years.
Coaching career. "Milan"
Biography Giovanni Trapattoni has a large number of clubs who coached the Italian specialist. His first job was the home for him, "Milan" in which he spent virtually all of his playing career.
In 1973, Trapattoni was coaching license and took the youth of Milan football club. Head coach of the "black and red" Giovanni began in 1975, having worked for the previous season as acting head coach. In 1976, an expert has left the "Milan".
The most successful stage in the Italian coach's career was the period from 1976 to 1986. In "Juventus" for 10 years, Trapattoni coached Turin. Along with the "Old Lady" he managed to win all the trophies that she could win the European football team.
In 1986, Trapattoni took the "Inter", and 5 years later returned to Turin. After the second coming of Giovanni stayed at the club for another three years.
Season 1986/1987 Giovanni started as head coach Milan club. Specialist returned to his hometown, in their own stadium, but not to his native club. Trapattoni's new place of work became Milan "Internazionale". Coach "Nerazzurri" Italian worked until 1991, then returned to the "Juventus".
In the debut season of the expert was able to regain its former position, "Inter." Prior to joining Trapattoni club finished the season in sixth place. In 1987, "interisty" finished third, and a year later were able to win the gold medal.
"Bavaria" - "Cagliari" - "Bayern"
In 1994, Giovanni Trapattoni has received an offer from the Munich "Bavaria". The coach agreed. "Bavaria" became the first club to Italian specialist outside Italy.
But Giovanni was unable to work for a long time abroad. After one season, he returned to his homeland and led the club called "Cagliari". However, in Italy the coach did not stay long. Head coach, "Cagliari" Trapattoni was for only one season. In 1996 he went back to work in the "Bavaria".
During this period, the Munich club failed to hold a high position in the Bundesliga, but in the Champions League the team was able to reach the semifinals. This result was the highest achievement, as in the previous seasons in the 1/2 finals of the club is not never left the Bavarian capital. During the second cadence Trapattoni "Bavaria" won the German Cup and the German League Cup.
"Fiorentina" - "Benfica" - "Stuttgart" - "Red Bull"
Season 1998/1999 Trapattoni began in the "Fiorentina". The club from Florence, the Italian specialist coached for two seasons, after which in 2000 had left him and was appointed head coach of the national team of Italy.
His career, Giovanni Trapattoni resumed in 2004, when one season took the Portuguese "Benfica".
In both clubs, the Italian was able to achieve good results. In Serie A, "Violets" finished in third place, which allowed them for the first time in the last fifteen years to win medals in the championship. In addition, the team was able to reach the final of the Cup of the country, however, has given way to "Parma" in the final match. In the Portuguese Championship Trapattoni with "Eagles" won the gold medal and reached the cup final. Again the Italian team lost in the final match. At this time, the abuser new wards Trapattoni became the club called "Victoria". In 2005, Giovanni has signed an agreement with the German club, "Stuttgart". After 20 matches at the helm, "Schwab" in a team atmosphere began to deteriorate. In this club Trapattoni was able to work only nine months, after which he was dismissed because of poor results.
Austrian "Red Bull" was the last club of the Italian specialist. The team was able to win the championship in Austria for the first time since 1997.
Coaching career at the level of national teams
In summer 2000, Trapattoni became the head coach of the Italian national team. The team confidently passed a sieve of qualification for the World Cup in 2002. In selecting the Italians have not lost a single match. At the tournament, the first match of the team won, and the second - lost. In the decisive match for the Italians out of the group almost the entire match against Mexico conceded, however, under the curtain of the first half a goal Del Piero brought wards Giovanni Trapattoni desired result.
In 2004, at the European Championship, the Italians could not get out of the group after the scandalous match between Sweden and Denmark. Trapattoni was fired and was replaced by Marcello Lippi.
In 2008, the coach took the national football team of Ireland, which was able to take second place in the group selection for the 2010 World Cup, held in South Africa. In a playoff contender Irish became the French team. "Gallic roosters" were able to pull out a victory thanks to the scandalous Gallas goal, a pass that was issued after a handball by Thierry Henry.
In 2012, the Italian was able to bring Republic of Ireland national football team for the European Championship. In 2013, Giovanni Trapattoni has left his post.
As a player twice Trapattoni could become the champion of Italy, to win the Cup, two European Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. All these trophies have been mined in the "Milan".
As coach of the Italian 6 times resulted in "Juventus" to the title, once - "Inter", "Bavaria", "Benfica" and "Red Bull". With "Juventus" Trapattoni won two Italian Cup, two UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. In "Inter" the coach put up over his head the UEFA Cup and the Italian Super Cup, and in the "Bavaria" - League Cup and the German Cup.
Giovanni Trapattoni is the record for most wins in Serie A. They had 7. It also has the record for victories in the UEFA Cup - three trophies.
He - the only coach who managed to win all available European Cups. As a coach Giovanni Trapattoni was able to win four national championships in four different countries. Italian specialist is among the ten best coaches in the history of football.