Marcello Lippi

Marcello Lippi

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Marcello Lippi <small>Commendatore OMRI</small>, (born 12 April 1948 in Viareggio, Province of Lucca) is a former Italian World Cup-winning football manager and former player. He served as Italian national team head coach from 16 July 2004 to 12 July 2006 and led Italy to win the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He was re-appointed as Italian head coach in the summer of 2008 after the disappointing performance in UEFA Euro 2008 under manager Roberto Donadoni. He was succeeded by Cesare Prandelli on June 27, 2010.

As manager he won five Serie A titles, four Italian Supercup, one Champions League, one UEFA Supercup and one Intercontinental Cup.

He was named the world's best football manager by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) both in 1996 and 1998, and world's best National coach in 2006. a record now shared by Vicente Del Bosque.

In 2007 the Times put his name on the list of top 50 managers of all time.

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Born in Viareggio, in northern Tuscany, his professional career as a midfielder started in 1969. He spent most of his playing years with Sampdoria, where he...
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