Renzo Gobbo

Renzo Gobbo
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-01-13) January 13, 1961
Place of birth Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Manager (former central midfielder)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1980 Montebelluna 44 (7)
1980–1983 Como 55 (5)
1983–1984 Catanzaro 34 (2)
1984–1985 Como 21 (0)
1985–1986 Brescia 32 (3)
1986–1988 Messina 60 (2)
1988–1991 Venezia 72 (4)
1991–1993 Massese 51 (1)
1993–1995 Carrarese 40 (0)
National team
1981 Italy U-21 1 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Sondrio (player-manager)
1996–1998 Sondrio
1998–2001 Canzese
2001–2002 Usmate
2002–2003 Pro Vercelli
2004–2005 Carrarese
2006–2007 Palermo (assistant coach)
2007 Palermo (caretaker)
2007 Palermo (assistant coach)
2008–2010 Montichiari
2010 Ternana
2012 Sambonifacese

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

Renzo Gobbo (born January 13, 1961 in Castelfranco Veneto) is the Italian association football former manager of Sambonifacese and former player.



Gobbo, a midfielder, made his playing debut with Montebelluna[1] before to move to Como in 1980, where he made his Serie A debut. During his time at Como, Gobbo made also a single appearance in the Italian U-21 team in 1981. He then played for several Serie B and C teams before to retire from professional football in 1995.


In 1996 he became coach of amateur team Sondrio. In 1998 he signed for Canzese, a Prima Categoria club which he led to two consecutive promotions up to Eccellenza. In 2001 he obtained the coaching license with a top grade of 110/110.[2] After a short spell at Serie D team Usmate, which he did not manage to save from relegation, Gobbo was appointed coach of Serie C2 club Pro Vercelli in November 2002, and saved the team from relegation. In April 2004 he was appointed by Carrarese, another Serie C2 team in danger of relegation, which he saved too. He coached Carrarese also in 2004–2005, missing a spot in the promotion playoffs. He was fired in 2005, after the fifth matchday.[3]

In 2006, after having been considered for the Kazakhstan national football team managing position,[4] he became assistant coach of Francesco Guidolin at Serie A club U.S. Città di Palermo. On April 23, 2007, Renzo Gobbo was appointed as caretaker alongside Rosario Pergolizzi following the dismissal of Guidolin. He however served for only three matches before being sacked himself too, being replaced by his predecessor Guidolin and moved back to his previous assistantship position alongside him. He was then confirmed as assistant coach after Stefano Colantuono's signing as new head coach, being later fired on late November together with Colantuono and the whole technical staff.[5]

On December 8, 2008 he was appointed as new head coach of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Montichiari.[6] A relegation to Serie D under his tenure was followed by a prompt return into professionalism in 2009–10 as league champions.

On July 2010 Gobbo was announced as new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Ternana.[7] On 12 October 2010 he was sacked.

Since 28 February to 19 March 2012 he was the coach of Sambonifacese.


  4. La Provincia di Sondrio
  5. Vannini, Paolo (2007-11-29). "Il nuovo Palermo ritorna all'antico" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
  6. "CALCIO: EX PALERMO RENZO GOBBO NUOVO TECNICO DEL MONTICHIARI" (in Italian). Sicilia On Line. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
  7. "UFFICIALE: Ternana, Gobbo nuovo tecnico" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
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