Stefano Romagnoli

Stefano Romagnoli (born Bologna, 5 February 1955) is a former Italian rugby union player and currently, coach. He played as a prop.

Stefano Romagnoli
Date of birth (1955-02-05) 5 February 1955 (age 66)
Place of birthBologna, Italy
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1971-1973
1973-1975
1975-1987
1987-1990
1990-1991
Rugby Bologna 1928
Fiamme Oro
Parma
Bologna
Noceto
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1982-1987 Italy 15 (0)
Teams coached
Years Team
1989-1990
1991-1997
1995-1999
1998-2004
1999-2002
2004-2006
2006-2008
2008-2010
2010-2011
Italy U-19
Bologna
Italy U-21
GRAN Parma
Italy A
Viadana
Italy U-19
Italy U-20
Italy U-18

CareerEdit

Born and grown in the Emilian capital. Bologna, He debuted at 16 years with Bologna in 1971; then, he moved to Fiamme Oro -the Italian police sports group- in 1973, where he stayed for two years, during which he represented Italy at youth level; moving to Parma in 1975, he was called up in Italy A and, in 1982, in the Italian national team, debuting in the 1982-83 FIRA Trophy against Morocco.

Called up also for the later FIRA Trophies, he played his last international match during the 1987 Rugby World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, against Fiji. In the same year, he also returned to play for Bologna for 3 seasons, before retiring in 1991 playing for Noceto. At the time, he was the then-coach of Italy under-19 national team.

Since 1991 he led, in parallel with his federal appointment, the Bologna team until 1997, in the last years along with Mario Pavin; in 1998 he was appointed coach of Amatori Parma, which in the following year, after the merger with Noceto's senior team, became GRAN Parma; in the new team, Romagnoli stayed until 1994; later he coached Viadana, from which he was however dismissed in February 2006, due to internal disagreements.

Since 2008, alongside with Alessandro Ghini, he coaches Italy under-20 national team, and he is the Technical manager of the Ivan Francescato Federal Rugby Academy.

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