Bruno Giorgi (footballer)
|Date of birth||20 November 1940|
|Place of birth||Pavia, Italy|
|Date of death||22 September 2010 69)(aged|
|Place of death||Reggio Emilia, Italy|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
After an unremarkable career with teams such as Palermo and Reggiana, Giorgi became a football coach. In 1989, after several experiences in minor league football (including a stint at Vicenza during which he had the opportunity to launch a young Roberto Baggio into his early footsteps into first team football), and immediately after narrowly missing top flight promotion with Serie B outsiders Cosenza, he took the head coaching job at ACF Fiorentina (also, his first Serie A job) where he performed badly at domestic league level but also leading the club to the 1989–90 UEFA Cup final, being however removed from his position before the two-legged final itself was actually played.
In 1993, he was appointed head coach of Cagliari, an experience that ended after only one season with a remarkable 1993–94 UEFA Cup semi-final. He returned briefly at Cagliari in 1996 to replace Giovanni Trapattoni, and successively retired from football altogether.
On 29 September 2010 it was revealed that Bruno Giorgi had died exactly a week earlier in a Reggio Emilia clinic.
- "Addio a Bruno Giorgi Al Vicenza lanciò Baggio" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010.