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Andrea Stramaccioni (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa stramatˈtʃoːni]; born 9 January 1976) is an Italian football manager and former player who last managed Czech club Sparta Prague.

Andrea Stramaccioni
Andrea Stramaccioni (cropped).jpg
Stramaccioni coaching Internazionale in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-01-09) 9 January 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Bologna 0 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2013 Internazionale
2014–2015 Udinese
2015–2016 Panathinaikos
2017–2018 Sparta Prague
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

A football coach with experiences as a youth coach of Roma and Internazionale, he was put in charge of first team duties on 26 March 2012 to replace Claudio Ranieri. He is also a 2010 law graduate.[1]


Playing careerEdit

A former defender, his playing career was cut short by a serious knee injury while with Bologna in the 1994–95 season.[1]

Early yearsEdit

He graduated in law at La Sapienza University of Rome, the largest Italian university. After retiring as a footballer, Stramaccioni went on to become a football coach for a number of amateur youth teams. At the age of 25, he won a provincial title with Rome-based youth team Az Sport, then being hired by Romulea where he worked until 2005.[1] Stramaccioni obtained the licence for youth coaches in 2003.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Youth coach at RomaEdit

In 2005, Stramaccioni joined the youth coaching staff at Roma, winning two national titles: Giovanissimi Nazionali in 2007 and Allievi Nazionali in 2010.[1] On 9 May 2009, Stramaccioni obtained a UEFA A coaching licence (Italy second category licence),[3] made him eligible to work as a head coach of Lega Pro teams or as a vice-coach of Serie A and Serie B clubs.[4] Stramaccioni, however, did not have a UEFA Pro Licence (Italy first category licence), he could only work as a care-taker in the first and second division of Italy. On that day, Roberto Samaden, Inter youth academy director since 2006,[5][6] also obtained the same licence. Samaden met Stramaccioni in the course and gave Stramaccioni a job in Inter two years later.

Internazionale PrimaveraEdit

After the departure of Fulvio Pea, who left Inter Milan Youth Sector in mid-2011 to become the new Sassuolo head coach, Samaden called Stramaccioni to offer him the vacant position at the club, which he accepted (Roma was unable to offer the same position to Stramaccioni as Alberto De Rossi was the coach of that team and 2011 champion).[1] Inter Primavera was the first in the Group B of its own league as of round 21 (22), the last round Stramaccioni was in charge, ahead Milan with one more point (both 21 games) and Varese with two points (and Varese had one more game, 22). Inter round 22 match was rescheduled and Milan also had a match (round 17) rescheduled. Primavera had a record of 13 wins, four draws, four losses, 43 goals scored, and 19 goals scored against.[7] Stramaccioni also led Inter Primavera to the final of the 2011–12 NextGen series, after defeating Sporting Clube de Portugal in the Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, and Olympique de Marseille on 21 March in Griffin Park, London.[8] The final was played on 25 March in Matchroom Stadium. The match finished in a 1–1 draw and Inter beat AFC Ajax 5–3 in the resulting penalty shoot-out.[9]


On 26 March 2012, Inter manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked and Stramaccioni was promoted to manager of the first team as caretaker,[10] with Giuseppe Baresi returning to act as assistant coach.[11] He led Inter to sixth place and a success in the Derby della Madonnina against Milan that cost Inter's crosstown rivals the Serie A title; his results led club owner Massimo Moratti to confirm him as head coach for the 2012–13 season, as well.[12] The FIGC allowed Stramaccioni to sign the contract without a UEFA Pro Licence as he was admitted to 2012–13 coaching course in order to obtain the licence in June 2013. On 3 November 2012, Stramaccioni guided Inter to a 3–1 away victory over the previous season's champions, Juventus, claiming "[The] result will send a signal, as we came here to the Juventus Stadium against a team unbeaten in 49 rounds and attacked them with a trident". After 14 months in charge of Inter and a difficult 2012–13 Serie A campaign which saw them finish in 9th place and thus fail to qualify for Europe for the first time in 15 seasons, the club announced on 24 May 2013 that Stramaccioni had been sacked and replaced by Walter Mazzarri.[13][14]


On 4 June 2014, Stramaccioni was named as new head coach of Udinese.[15] On 1 June 2015, he stepped down as Udinese head coach after just one year (his contract expired at the end of the June).[16]


Andrea Stramaccioni during a Europa League qualifier in Stockholm, Sweden

On 8 November 2015, Stramaccioni was appointed as manager of Superleague Greece club Panathinaikos, signing a one-and-a-half-year deal until the end of the 2016–17 season.

The start of Panathinaikos' 2016-17 campaign in all competitions proved far beyond the fans' expectations, as it was characterized by a poor run of results, including defeats to Olympiacos (0-3), Xanthi (1-2) and Ajax (1-2 at home and 0-2 away), and marked by the team's elimination from the UEFA Europa League group stage with only one point in the first five fixtures.[17] As a result of increasing fan outrage, further aggravated after Panathinaikos' 2-1 Greek Cup defeat to OFI, chairman Giannis Alafouzos decided to terminate Stramaccioni's contract with the club on 1 December 2016,[18][19] replacing him later that day with Marinos Ouzounidis.[20]

Sparta PragueEdit

On 28 May 2017, he joined Czech club Sparta Prague, signing a two-year contract.[21] With Stramaccioni came his whole team of co-workers from previous clubs consisting of five nationalities.[22] In July 2017, the club was eliminated in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League after losing both matches against Crvena zvezda Beograd (0-2 away and 0-1 at home).[23] Three months later, Sparta were eliminated in the fourth round of the Czech Cup after losing at home (2–2 (aet) 2–4 (pen)) against Baník Ostrava.[24] On 6 March 2018, Stramaccioni was sacked as the head coach of Sparta following "a disappointing start to the second part of the season and overall bad results this season".[25]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played on 4 March 2018.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Inter Milan 26 March 2012 24 May 2013 65 31 11 23 047.69
Udinese 4 June 2014 30 June 2015 41 12 11 18 029.27
Panathinaikos 9 November 2015 1 December 2016 52 22 14 16 042.31
Sparta Prague 28 May 2017 6 March 2018 23 10 6 7 043.48
Total 181 75 42 64 041.44


Managerial honoursEdit

Internazionale Primavera


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  3. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE n°132 (2008–09)" (PDF) (in Italian). Settore Tecnico della FIGC. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  4. ^ Regolamento Del Settore Tecnico - Parte II -
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  15. ^ "Comunicato: è Andrea Stramaccioni il nuovo allenatore" [Statement: Andrea Stramaccioni is the new head coach] (in Italian). Udinese Calcio He left Udine at the end of the season. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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  17. ^ "UEFA Europa League - Standings -". Retrieved 1 December 2016.
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  22. ^ "Stramaccioni's team". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  23. ^ "Out of Europe". Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Early end in the cup". Retrieved 6 March 2018.
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