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Marco Baroni (born 11 September 1963) is an Italian football manager and former player, who played as a defender. He was last the head coach of Frosinone.

Marco Baroni
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-09-11) 11 September 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Florence, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Fiorentina 1 (0)
1982–1983 Monza 29 (0)
1983–1985 Padova 67 (0)
1985–1986 Udinese 24 (0)
1986–1987 Roma 19 (2)
1987–1989 Lecce 68 (5)
1989–1991 Napoli 54 (3)
1991–1993 Bologna 49 (3)
1993–1994 Poggibonsi 12 (3)
1994–1995 Ancona 29 (4)
1996–1998 Verona 53 (2)
1998–2000 Rondinella 50 (5)
Total 455 (27)
National team
1985–1990 Italy U21 16 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2001 Rondinella
2001 Montevarchi
2003–2004 Carrarese
2005–2006 Südtirol
2006–2007 Ancona
2009 Siena
2010 Cremonese
2013–2014 Virtus Lanciano
2014–2015 Pescara
2015–2016 Novara
2016–2017 Benevento
2018–2019 Frosinone
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit

Baroni started his career with Fiorentina, and reached his football peaks during his time at Napoli, where he played his first seasons as a Serie A regular, winning an Italian championship title (scoring the title-clinching goal on the last day of the season against Lazio[1]) and a Supercoppa Italiana title in 1990. He left Napoli in 1991 to join Bologna, and then left the club due to its financial issues; after a short spell at Serie C2 club Poggibonsi, he then joined Serie B side Ancona, and moved to Verona in 1996, where he enjoyed his last appearances in the Italian top flight. He retired in 2000 after two seasons with hometown Serie C2 club Rondinella.

Coaching careerEdit

After his retired from playing football, Baroni was immediately appointed head coach of Rondinella in 2000, and then served with a handful of other Serie C2 clubs such as Montevarchi, Carrarese and F.C. Südtirol. In 2007, he was appointed as new head coach of Serie C1 club Ancona, but failed to complete his season with the biancorossi, and later accepted a youth coach offer from Serie A club Siena. During the 2008–09 season, Baroni guided the Siena Primavera (under-19) team to the Campionato Nazionale Primavera final, which they eventually lost to Palermo.

On 29 October 2009, Siena appointed Baroni as new head coach in order to replace dismissed boss Marco Giampaolo.[2] His reign as first team coach however lasted only three weeks, as he was stripped of his managerial duties on 23 November following a home defeat to Atalanta, with Alberto Malesani being appointed at his place,[3] and Baroni being re-appointed back at his previous role of under-19 team coach.[4]

In June 2010, he was announced as new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Cremonese.[5]

In July 2011, he was appointed as youth team coach for Juventus. He left the role in July 2013 to become new head coach of Serie B club Virtus Lanciano.[6] After an impressive start and a less successful end of season with the club ending in tenth place, Baroni and Virtus Lanciano mutually parted ways.[7] He was successively named new head coach of another Serie B team, Pescara, for the 2014–15 season.[8] After a lacklustre season, with Pescara on ninth place and one point out of the promotion playoff zone, Baroni was sacked on 16 May 2015 with one game remaining, being replaced by youth coach Massimo Oddo.[9]

On 23 June, Baroni became the head coach of Novara Calcio.[10] He guided the club to a promotion playoff spot, but was not confirmed by the club for the new season and was successively appointed as new head coach of freshly-promoted Serie B club Benevento. In his first season in charge, he led Benevento to fourth place in the regular season and to ultimately win the promotion playoffs after winning a two-legged final against Carpi, thus bringing the Campanian club to Serie A for its first time ever. He was confirmed as Benevento head coach for the 2017–18 Serie A season. He was sacked on 23 October 2017.[11]

On 19 December 2018, Baroni was appointed the head coach of Frosinone.[12] After Frosinone was relegated from the 2018–19 Serie A season, Baroni's contract was terminated by mutual consent on 2 June 2019.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

His son Riccardo Baroni is a professional footballer.[14]


  1. ^ Barreca, Vincenzo (22 August 1999). "Gli scudetti dimenticati. Napoli 1989-90" [The forgotten scudettos. Napoli 1989-90]. Calcio 2000 (in Italian). Action Group S.r.l. pp. 134–136.
  2. ^ "Esonerato Giampaolo, squadra a Baroni" (in Italian). AC Siena. 29 October 2009. Archived from the original on 3 November 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Raggiunto l'accordo con Alberto Malesani" (in Italian). AC Siena. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Baroni torna alla Primavera" (in Italian). AC Siena. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2009.[dead link]
  5. ^ "UFFICIALE: Cremonese, Baroni nuovo allenatore" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Marco Baroni nuovo allenatore della Virtus Lanciano: Trovato l'accordo con il tecnico toscano" [Marco Baroni new Virtus Lanciano head coach: agreement completed with the Tuscan technician] (in Italian). SS Virtus Lanciano 1924. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  7. ^ "UFFICIALE: Lanciano, rescisso consensualmente il contratto di Baroni" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Marco Baroni è l'allenatore del Pescara" (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 28 June 2014. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Comunicato Stampa: Baroni sollevato dall'incarico" (in Italian). Pescara Calcio. 16 May 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  10. ^ "UFFICIALE: MARCO BARONI E' IL NUOVO ALLENATORE DEL NOVARA" (in Italian). Novara Calcio. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
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  12. ^ "Official: Frosinone appoint Baroni". Football Italia. 19 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Official: Baroni to leave Frosinone". Football Italia. 2 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Baroni: "Chiesa ha davanti una carriera da top. Mio figlio Riccardo…"" (in Italian). 4 February 2017.