Dino Zoff

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Dino Zoff : biography

28 February 1942 –

Other honours

  • November 2003: Italy’s Golden Player – the best Italian player of the last 50 years, selected by the Italian Football Federation. – www.uefa.com.

Coaching career

After his retirement as a player, Zoff went into coaching, joining the technical staff at Juventus, where he was head coach from 1988 to 1990. In 1990 he was sacked, despite winning the UEFA Cup. He then joined Lazio, where he became president in 1994. In 1998 Zoff was appointed coach of the Italian national team. Using a more open and attacking style than usually used by Italian sides, he coached Italy to a second-place finish in Euro 2000, suffering an extra-time defeat at the hands of France in the final, when in the 90th minute of the game, Italy were 1-0 up and less than sixty seconds from winning the tournament before France scored to equalise and go to extra time. A few days later Zoff resigned, following strong criticism from A.C. Milan president and politician Silvio Berlusconi.

Zoff returned to Lazio, but resigned following a poor start to the 2001–02 season. In 2005, he was named the coach of Fiorentina. But after saving the team from relegation on the last day of the season, Zoff was let go.

Statistics

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1961-62 Udinese Serie A 4 0
1962-63 Serie B 34 0
1963-64 Mantova Serie A 27 0
1964-65 32 0
1965-66 Serie B 38 0
1966-67 Serie A 34 0
1967-68 Napoli Serie A 30 0
1968-69 30 0
1969-70 30 0
1970-71 30 0
1971-72 23 0
1972-73 Juventus Serie A 30 0
1973-74 30 0
1974-75 30 0
1975-76 30 0
1976-77 30 0
1977-78 30 0
1978-79 30 0
1979-80 30 0
1980-81 30 0
1981-82 30 0
1982-83 30 0
Total Italy 642 0
Career total 642 0

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Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
1968 5 0
1969 4 0
1970 2 0
1971 6 0
1972 5 0
1973 8 0
1974 8 0
1975 7 0
1976 10 0
1977 6 0
1978 12 0
1979 4 0
1980 12 0
1981 7 0
1982 13 0
1983 3 0
Total 112 0