Luigi Delneri

Luigi Delneri (born 23 August 1950), often incorrectly written as Del Neri,[2] is an Italian football manager and a former player.

Luigi Delneri
Delneri as Atalanta manager in 2007
Personal information
Full name Luigi Delneri[1]
Date of birth (1950-08-23) 23 August 1950 (age 71)
Place of birth Aquileia, Italy
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 Aquileia
1968–1972 SPAL 66 (0)
1972–1974 Foggia 51 (5)
1974–1975 Novara 33 (1)
1975–1978 Foggia 92 (6)
1978–1980 Udinese 59 (7)
1980–1981 Sampdoria 33 (1)
1981–1982 Vicenza 31 (4)
1982–1983 Siena 24 (1)
1983–1984 Pro Gorizia 32 (8)
1984–1985 Opitergina
Teams managed
1985–1986 Opitergina
1986–1989 Pro Gorizia
1989–1990 Partinicaudace
1990–1991 Teramo
1991–1992 Ravenna
1992–1994 Novara
1994–1996 Nocerina
1996–1998 Ternana
1998 Empoli
1998–1999 Ternana
2000–2004 Chievo
2004 Porto
2004–2005 Roma
2005–2006 Palermo
2006–2007 Chievo
2007–2009 Atalanta
2009–2010 Sampdoria
2010–2011 Juventus
2012–2013 Genoa
2015–2016 Hellas Verona
2016–2017 Udinese
2020 Brescia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

After a playing career as a midfielder including for several Serie A clubs, he began managing in the lower leagues, and took Ternana to consecutive promotions into Serie B. He then spent four years at Chievo, helping the Verona neighbourhood club into Serie A for the first time and 5th place and UEFA Cup qualification in their first season at the top.

Delneri left Chievo in 2004 for UEFA Champions League holders Porto, but was dismissed within weeks and before a competitive game. He subsequently managed several Serie A clubs in the following years, including one season with Juventus after taking Sampdoria to fourth place in 2010.