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Roberto Biffi (born 21 August 1965 in Milan) is a former Italian footballer in the role of centre back and current coach.

Roberto Biffi
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-08-21) August 21, 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Manager (former centre back)
Youth career
AC Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 AC Milan 4 (0)
1983–1984 Foggia 16 (0)
1984–1985 Modena 21 (1)
1985–1986 Prato 19 (3)
1986 Parma 0 (0)
1986–1987 Mantova 17 (5)
1987–1988 Prato 23 (2)
1988–1999 Palermo 319 (15)
1999–2000 Fidelis Andria 15 (1)
2000–2003 Savona 62 (2)
2003–2005 Sanremese 29 (1)
Teams managed
2007 Sanremese
2008 Savona
2009–2011 Botev Plovdiv (Assistant)
2012 Imperia Calcio
2012–2013 Loanesi
2013–2015 Sestrese
2015–2016 Loanesi
2016–2018 Ospedaletti
2018–2019 Alassio
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

PlayerEdit

A tough defender formed in the AC Milan youth system, Biffi made his professional debut with the rossoneri during their 1982-1983 Serie B season, scoring a total of four first team caps.

He then played for several Serie B and C teams before joining Palermo in 1988. He served a total of eleven seasons, all between Serie B and Serie C1, with the rosanero, often captaining his side. He left Palermo in 1999 at the age of 34, after 319 appearances with the Sicilian side which made him the player with the highest number of appearances with the rosanero jersey. He retired in 2005 after two seasons with Sanremese, without having ever played a single Serie A match.

CoachEdit

In the summer of 2007, Roberto Biffi started a coaching career, being appointed at the helm of Serie D team Sanremese. He was however sacked only a few months later, on November, following a string of poor results.[1]

He then started the 2008–09 season serving as head coach of Savona, another Ligurian Serie D team,[2] but was fired on September 2008 after only six games, in which he managed to achieve only four points.[3]

He also briefly worked as an assistant coach for Bulgarian Botev Plovdiv in 2009.

Since 10 February 2012 to the end of the season he was the last coach of the club of Imperia Calcio, in Eccellenza Liguria.

He successively served as head coach of several amateur clubs in Liguria such as Loanesi (Promozione Liguria), Sestrese, Ospedaletti and Alassio (Eccellenza).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Senza soldi e giocatori annaspa la Sanremese di patron Tonellotto" (in Italian). Il Giornale. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  2. ^ "Savona: ok per Biffi allenatore. Vado: Podestà rifiuta la panchina e va al Rapallo" (in Italian). Savona Sport. 2008-06-06. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  3. ^ "Calcio, Savona: esonerato Roberto Biffi" (in Italian). IVG.it. 2008-09-29. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2009-02-11.

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