Alessandro Dal Canto

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Alessandro Dal Canto
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Personal information
Date of birth (1975-03-10) 10 March 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Livorno (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Juventus 3 (0)
1994–1995 Vicenza 35 (1)
1995–1996 Torino 16 (1)
1996 Vicenza 2 (0)
1997–2000 Venezia 96 (2)
2000 Bologna 18 (0)
2000–2004 Vicenza 61 (1)
2003 Uralan Elista 21 (0)
2004–2005 Catanzaro 26 (0)
2006 Perugia 13 (0)
2006–2007 AlbinoLeffe 47 (0)
2007–2009 Treviso 30 (0)
Total 368 (5)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Padova
2013 Vicenza
2013–2014 Venezia
2015–2016 Italy U-17
2016–2017 Empoli Primavera
2017–2018 Juventus Primavera
2018–2019 Arezzo
2019–2020 Robur Siena
2020– Livorno
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alessandro Dal Canto (born 10 March 1975) is an Italian association football manager and a former player, who played as a defender. He is the manager of Livorno.

Playing career[edit]

Dal Canto started his professional career with Juventus, with whom he played three Serie A games.

He successively joined Vicenza of Serie B, where he played a total 35 matches. He then moved to Torino F.C. for a short time, playing 16 games in the top flight before returning at Vicenza, and then moving to Venezia, where he spent three impressive seasons.

After a short period with Bologna, Dal Canto returned again at Vicenza, where he also had the chance to establish himself at the European level.

The defender was one of the first Italian to play in Eastern Europe, specifically in Russia with Uralan Elista in 2003. This was followed by a fourth and final comeback at Vicenza, with 11 appearances. He then played at Serie B and Serie C1 level with Catanzaro, Perugia, AlbinoLeffe and Treviso.

He was also part of the Padania football selection in the VIVA World Cup 2008.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a footballer, Dal Canto took over at Padova, becoming the club's new under-19 youth coach.[1] On 15 March 2011 Dal Canto was appointed temporary head coach of Padova, following the dismissal of head coach Alessandro Calori.[2] In his first game in charge of the first team, he guided Padova to its first away win of the season, defeating Pescara 2–0.[3] Club chairman Marcello Cestaro successively confirmed him as Padova head coach until the end of next season 2011–12.[4]

He then served as head coach of Venezia in the Italian third tier (Lega Pro Prima Divisione, then unified to Lega Pro in 2014), from July 2013 to October 2014.

On 13 June 2018, he was named new head coach of Serie C club Arezzo.[5]

On 4 July 2019, Dal Canto signed to Robur Siena.[6]

Following Siena's bankruptcy, on 16 September 2020 he was hired by newly relegated Serie C club Livorno.[7]


  1. ^ "Padova, Dal Canto alla Primavera" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Alessandro Calori non è più il tecnico del Calcio Padova" (in Italian). Calcio Padova. 15 March 2011. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Padova, due sberle al Pescara Cestaro: liberati di un peso" (in Italian). Corriere del Veneto. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Padova: Dal Canto resta in panchina". 23 March 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Alessandro Dal Canto nuovo tecnico amaranto" (in Italian). U.S. Arezzo. 13 June 2018. Archived from the original on 13 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  6. ^ "UFFICIALE: Robur Siena, Alessandro Dal Canto nuovo tecnico". Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Alessandro Dal Canto, il nuovo mister" (in Italian). Livorno. 16 September 2020.

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