Roberto Breda

Roberto Breda (born 21 October 1969) is an Italian football coach and former player. He was last in charge of Serie B club Livorno.

Roberto Breda
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Roberto Breda
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-10-21) 21 October 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Treviso, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Ospitaletto 3 (0)
1987–1990 Sampdoria 1 (0)
1990–1991 Messina 24 (1)
1991 Udinese 0 (0)
1991–1992 Messina 15 (1)
1992–1993 SPAL 19 (0)
1993 Sampdoria 0 (0)
1993–1999 Salernitana 192 (10)
1999–2000 Parma 16 (0)
2000–2002 Genoa 19 (0)
2002 Catania 18 (0)
2002–2003 Genoa 18 (2)
2003–2005 Salernitana 38 (0)
Total 363 (14)
National team
1991–1992 Italy U21 3 (0)
Teams managed
2010 Reggina
2010–2011 Salernitana
2011–2012 Reggina
2012 Reggina
2012–2013 Vicenza
2013–2014 Latina
2014–2015 Latina
2015–2016 Ternana
2016–2017 Virtus Entella
2017–2018 Perugia
2018–2019 Livorno
2020 Livorno
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

A midfielder, Breda made his Serie A debut with Sampdoria and later played with several other teams ranging from the top flight to Serie C clubs, most notably spending two long stints at Salernitana, being also a key member of the team who played a Serie A season during his first period at the club.

Coaching careerEdit

Breda served as head youth coach for the Reggina Primavera from 2007 to 2010, Breda was promoted as head coach of Reggina on 8 February 2010 after the dismissal of Ivo Iaconi.[1][2] Breda's first game as head coach of Reggina was on home turf against Mantova (3–1) on 13 February.[3] He guided the team to safety after a troublesome start of season, but was not confirmed as head coach and left Reggina in June 2010.

Later in July 2010 he was appointed as new boss of his former club Salernitana. He guided his club to third place in the regular season, then losing the promotion playoff finals to Verona in a 2–1 aggregate win for the Venetians.

He then left Salernitana at the end of the 2010–11 season in order to return at Reggina, replacing Gianluca Atzori at the helm of the Calabrians for the club's 2011–12 Serie B campaign.[4] On 8 January 2012 he was stripped from his managerial duties allegedly due to poor results,[5] but he was reinstantiated only on 15 April, three months later in place for Angelo Gregucci until the end of the season.[6]

In the summer 2012 he was appointed head coach of Vicenza for the team's Serie B campaign, only to be sacked later in January 2013 due to poor results. He returned into management on September 2013, succeeding to Gaetano Auteri at newly promoted Serie B outsiders Latina and guiding them to a surprise league run that led the club to end the season in third place, only to be defeated by Cesena in the Serie A promotion playoff finals. After missing on top flight promotion, Breda decided to leave Latina, only to return at the helm of the club later in October 2014 in place for Mario Beretta.[7] However, his second stint at Latina turned out to be largely unsuccessful and ended with him being dismissed on 5 January 2015, leaving the club in 21st place.[8]

On 7 November 2018 he was named new head coach of last-placed Serie B club Livorno.[9] On 9 December 2019, he was dismissed by Livorno following a string of poor results, including 7 losses in previous 10 games and 1 point in previous 4 games.[10] On 3 February 2020, he was reappointed as head coach of Livorno.[11] He was however sacked for a second time only one month later, on 8 March 2020.[12]






  1. ^ "Breda nuovo tecnico" (in Italian). Reggina Calcio. 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Iaconi sollevato dall'incarico" (in Italian). Reggina Calcio. 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Reggina 3-1 Mantova". domJuventus @ CalcioUK. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Roberto Breda è il nuovo tecnico della Reggina" (in Italian). Reggina Calcio. 23 June 2011. Archived from the original on 27 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Ufficiale, Reggina a Gregucci" (in Italian). Sportitalia. 8 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Reggina, via Gregucci - Foti, richiama Breda" [Reggina, Gregucci off; Foti recalls Breda] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Breda è il nuovo tecnico: conferenza alle 12.30" (in Italian). US Latina Calcio. 6 October 2014. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Breda sollevato dall'incarico, squadra affidata a Mark Iuliano" (in Italian). US Latina Calcio. 5 January 2015. Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Serie B, Livorno: Breda è il nuovo allenatore" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Comunicato AS Livorno Calcio" (Press release) (in Italian). Livorno. 9 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Breda torna sulla panchina amaranto" (Press release) (in Italian). Livorno. 3 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Livorno, esonerato Breda. Filippini è il nuovo allenatore" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 8 March 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.

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