Gianpiero Marini

Gianpiero Marini
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-02-25) February 25, 1951
Place of birth Lodi, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1969 Fanfulla 19 (0)
1969–1970 Varese 0 (0)
1970–1972 Reggina 15 (0)
1971–1972 Triestina 25 (4)
1972–1975 Varese 89 (0)
1975–1986 Internazionale 375 (13)
National team
1980–1983 Italy 20 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Internazionale
1997 Como
1997–1999 Cremonese
1999–2000 Como
2001 Italy B

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

Gianpiero Marini (born in Lodi, 25 February 1951) is an Italian former football manager and player, who played as a midfielder. A strong and hard-working defensive midfielder, Marini played for several Italian clubs throughout his career, in particular Internazionale, where he won a Serie A title and two Coppa Italia titles during his 11 seasons with the club. At international level, he represented Italy on 20 occasions between 1980 and 1983, and was a member of the team that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

As a manager, Marini also coached Internazionale, where he won the UEFA Cup in 1994, as well as Como, Cremonese, and the Italy B side.

Club career

Nicknamed Malik by fans, Marini played 256 matches in Serie A, scoring 10 goals. Throughout his career, he played for several teams, including Fanfulla, Varese, Reggina, Triestina and most notably Internazionale Milano. With Inter, he won a Serie A title ("Scudetto") during the 1979–80 season, and two Coppa Italia titles in 1978 and 1982.[1]

International career

With Italy, Marini obtained 20 caps between 1980 and 1983, and he represented Italy in their victorious 1982 FIFA World Cup campaign, which enabled him to become a World Champion.[1][2]

Style of play

Marini was known in particular for his strength, work-rate, and ability to break down plays as a defensive midfielder, as well as his powerful and accurate striking ability from distance.[1][3]

Managerial career

As coach, Marini also managed Internazionale during the 1993–94, where he won the UEFA Cup in 1994, despite narrowly avoiding relegation in the league; he later also coached Como on two different occasions (1997; 1999–2000), as well as Cremonese (1997–99), and the Italy B side in 2001.[1]









See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "IO, "PIEDONE" MARINI". (in Italian). Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. Gianpiero Marini Statistics FIFA. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  3. Filippo Nassetti (31 March 2016). "Bagni: "I miei 5 mediani scudettati per 50 anni di Inter"" (in Italian). Retrieved 4 July 2016.

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