Gianpiero Piovani

Gianpiero Piovani (born January 12 June 1968 in Orzinuovi) is an Italian retired footballer and manager of Sassuolo Femminile. He played as a forward.

Gianpiero Piovani
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-06-12) June 12, 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Orzinuovi, Lombardy, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Brescia Calcio 13 (1)
1986–1987 Parma F.C. 30 (4)
1987–1988 Brescia Calcio 22 (0)
1988–1989 Cagliari Calcio 30 (3)
1989–1990 Brescia Calcio 31 (1)
1990–2001 Piacenza Calcio 341 (57)
2001–2003 Livorno Calcio 45 (5)
2003–2004 S.S.D. Sporting Lucchese 26 (2)
2004 A.C. Lumezzane 10 (1)
2004–2005 A.C. Chiari 24 (7)
2005–2006 U.S. Ivrea Calci 41 (1)
2006–2008 A.C. Rodengo Saiano 44 (9)
2008–2009 Nuova Verolese Calcio 19 (5)
National team
2009 Padania national football team 2 (1)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Nuova Verolese Calcio
2010–2011 A.C. Rodengo Saiano
2011–2012 U.S. Darfo Boario S.S.D.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 July 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2009


Career a player

The early years

Piovani's long football career began in the football season of 1985 - 1986, when, although he was still very young, he joined Brescia Calcio and played 13 matches. He then moved to Parma F.C., which had just returned to B under Arrigo Sacchi. He was trained by the famous coach 1 year long and had 30 appearances and shot 4 goals. When the coach went A.C. Milan Piovani returned to Brescia. He was then fetched by coach Claudio Ranieri to Cagliari Calcio, where he helped to promote to Serie B.


11 years Piovani played for Piacenza Calcio. In this period Piacenza achieved its best so far: 12th in Serie A 1997/1998.

International team

Aged 41 Piovani was capped for the first time for the Padania national football team, which hosted the 2009 VIVA World Cup. In his first international match June 22, 2009 he achieved the winning goal.

Career as a manager

After his retirement, in the season 2009-10 he became the manager of Nuova Verolese Calcio.

He in the season 2010-11 became the head coach of A.C. Rodengo Saiano, in place of resigning Paolo Rodolfi, in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione Group A.

He in the season 2011-12 became the head coach of Darfo Boario until the end of the season.