Rino Marchesi

Rino Marchesi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːno marˈkeːzi, -eːsi]; born 11 June 1937) is a former Italian football midfielder and manager from San Giuliano Milanese.

Rino Marchesi
Personal information
Full name Rino Marchesi
Date of birth 11 June 1937[1]
Place of birth San Giuliano Milanese, Italy
Position(s) Defender, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1956 Fanfulla 87 (12)
1956–1960 Atalanta 120 (10)
1960–1966 Fiorentina 165 (0)
1966–1971 Lazio 123 (4)
1971–1973 Prato 61 (2)
National team
1961 Italy 2 (0)
Teams managed
1980–1982 Napoli
1982–1983 Internazionale
1984–1985 Napoli
1985–1986 Como
1986–1988 Juventus
1988–1989 Como
1989–1990 Udinese
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

After beginning his career with Fanfulla for a season in 1955, over the course of his playing career, Marchesi played for five Italian club sides, spending the most of his time with Atalanta, Fiorentina and Lazio, winning several titles. He ended his career after two seasons with Prato, in 1973.[2]

International career

While with Fiorentina, Marchesi appeared for the Italian national football team twice, making his international debut in a 4–1 victory over Argentina on 15 June 1961.[3]

Manager career

Following his retirement, Marchesi pursued a career as a manager, coaching several clubs, including Napoli (1980–82; 1983–85), Internazionale (1982–83), Como (1985–86; 1988–89) Juventus (1986–88), and Udinese (1989–91). During his managerial career, he had the opportunity to coach both Diego Maradona while with Napoli, and Michel Platini with Juventus, two of the greatest attacking midfielders of all time; however he also had the misfortune of replacing legendary Juventus coach Giovanni Trapattoni at the conclusion of one of the most successful periods in the club's history, failing to replicate similar success during his two seasons with the club.[2][4]





  1. Enciclopedia Del Calcio[permanent dead link]
  2. Alberto Costa (26 January 2011). "Marchesi: "Quanto correvano i miei Maradona e Platini"" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  3. "Nazionale in cifre - Marchesi, Rino" (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  4. Carlo Grandini (3 February 2001). "Il rimpianto di Marchesi: "Io, disoccupato per colpa di Trapattoni"" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  5. "Rino Marchesi". Eurosport. Retrieved 16 December 2015.