Alessandro Calori

Alessandro Calori
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-08-29) August 29, 1966
Place of birth Arezzo, Italy
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Manager (former centre back)
Club information
Current team
Novara (head coach)
Youth career
1984–1985 Arezzo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 Montevarchi 78 (3)
1989–1991 Pisa 61 (1)
1991–1999 Udinese 255 (10)
1999–2000 Perugia 33 (5)
2000–2002 Brescia 63 (1)
2002–2004 Venezia 58 (1)
Teams managed
2005 Triestina
2006 Sambenedettese
2008 Avellino
2009–2010 Portosummaga
2010–2011 Padova
2011–2013 Brescia
2013–2014 Novara
2015 Brescia

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alessandro Calori (born August 29, 1966 in Arezzo)[1] is an Italian association football coach and former player, most recently in charge as head coach of Serie B club Brescia.



A product of Arezzo's youth system, Calori made his professional debut in 1985 with Serie C team Montevarchi, where he spent four season. After two seasons with Pisa, in 1991 Calori joined Udinese, where he spent eight seasons, all as a regular, gaining reputation of a powerful, strong centre back. In 1999 Calori, then aged 33, signed for Perugia, and gained space in the headlines as he scored the winning goal in a 1–0 win to Juventus in the final league week, a goal that unexpectedly let Juventus lose the Serie A title to Lazio.[2] He retired in 2004, after spells with Brescia and Venezia.


Following his retirement as a player, Calori initially stayed at Venezia, joining the managing staff that worked alongside head coach Julio César Ribas in the arancioneroverdi's 2004–2005 season, initially as team manager, and then as assistant coach. In 2005 he became joint coach of Serie B side Triestina, alongside Adriano Buffoni, only to be sacked a few weeks later. In 2006 he was then appointed at the helm of Serie C1 team Sambenedettese, a spell which proved to be unsuccessful as he was sacked on October 2006.[2][3]

On March 10, 2008 he was unveiled as new Avellino coach, replacing Guido Carboni.[4] He left his post on June, after having failed to save his team from relegation.

On February 2009 he was unveiled as new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Portosummaga, replacing Manuele Domenicali.[5] He guided Portosummaga to win the Lega Pro Prima Divisione title in 2009–10, and automatic promotion to Serie B for his club, in a historical first time in the Italian second division for his club. On July 2, 2010 he was unveiled as new head coach of Serie B club Padova.[6] Despite a good first half of season, Calori was dismissed by Padova on 15 March 2011 following a string of negative results.[7]

On 12 December 2011 he was named new head coach of Serie B side Brescia, as a replacement for Giuseppe Scienza.[8]


  1. "Alessandro Calori". FootballPlus. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  2. 1 2 "Calori nuovo allenatore della Samb" (in Italian). Sambenedetto Oggi. 2006-06-29. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  3. "Via Calori, torna Chimenti" (in Italian). Sambenedetto Oggi. 2006-10-03. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  4. "UFFICIALE: Avellino, esonerato Carboni. Arriva Alessandro Calori" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 2008-03-10. Archived from the original on 15 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  5. "Il Portogruaro a Calori" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport - Stadio. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  6. "Alessandro Calori è il nuovo allenatore del Calcio Padova". Calcio Padova. 2010-07-02. Archived from the original on 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  7. "Alessandro Calori non è più il tecnico del Calcio Padova" (in Italian). Calcio Padova. 15 March 2011. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  8. "CALORI NUOVO ALLENATORE DEL BRESCIA" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
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