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Fabio Viviani (born 29 September 1966 in Lucca) is an Italian professional football coach and former player, who played as a midfielder. He is currently manager of Al-Ittihad Kalba.

Fabio Viviani
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-09-29) 29 September 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Lucca, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 Como 22 (1)
1985–1987Ospitaletto (loan) 35 (2)
1988–1989 Milan 6 (0)
1989–1992 Monza 51 (2)
1992–2000 Vicenza 243 (13)
2001 Treviso 9 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Vicenza
2009–2010 Sambonifacese
2010 Portosummaga
2011–2012 Grosseto
2016 Palermo (caretaker)
2016 Al-Ittihad Kalba SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Viviani played for 7 seasons (145 games, 3 goals) in the Serie A for Calcio Como, A.C. Milan and, most notably, Vicenza Calcio.

After winning the 1996–97 Coppa Italia,[1] he reached the semi-final of the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with Vicenza Calcio.

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring from his career as a footballer, Viviani stayed at Vicenza as part of the coaching staff, serving as caretaker during the 2001–02 season alongside Adelio Moro, and then as youth coach until 2005. He successively left Vicenza in order to follow his mentor Edoardo Reja at Napoli, working alongside him as assistant coach. During the 2009–10 season he then served as head coach of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Sambonifacese. On July 2010 he was called to replace Eugenio Corini at Serie B club Portosummaga, being however removed from his managerial duties on 29 November 2010 due to poor results.[2]

On 5 December 2011 he was unveiled as new head coach of Grosseto,[3] until 1 February 2012 when he was sacked.

On 9 October 2014 he was hired by Serie A club Palermo as Giuseppe Iachini's new technical collaborator.[4]





  1. ^ "1996/97 Coppa Italia". Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Portogruaro, licenziato l'allenatore Viviani" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport - Stadio. 29 November 2010. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Camilli: "Viviani è un allenatore bravo e giovane"" (in Italian). US Grosseto FC. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "FABIO VIVIANI NELLO STAFF TECNICO ROSANERO" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.