Andrea Camplone

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Andrea Camplone
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-07-27) 27 July 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Pescara, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Arezzo (head coach)
Youth career
Pescara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1992 Pescara 188 (1)
1992–1996 Perugia 71 (1)
1996–1998 Ancona 43 (2)
1998–1999 Gubbio 14 (1)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Penne
2003–2004 Alba Adriatica
2004–2006 Penne
2006–2007 Lanciano
2007 Pescara
2007–2008 Martina Franca
2008–2009 Cavese
2009–2010 Benevento
2010–2011 Virtus Lanciano
2012–2013 Perugia
2013–2015 Perugia
2015–2016 Bari
2016–2017 Cesena
2019 Catania
2020– Arezzo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrea Camplone (born 27 July 1966) is an Italian professional football coach and a former player. He is the head coach of Serie C club Arezzo.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Pescara, Camplone grew up playing with his hometown club, for whom he spent nine full seasons as a senior, amassing a total 188 games (52 of which at Serie A level). He left Pescara in 1992 to join Perugia, with whom he won two promotions (from Serie C1 to Serie B and then to Serie A in 1996)). He then spent two seasons with Ancona before ending his career in 1999 after a short stint with Gubbio.

Coaching career[edit]

Camplone started his career as trainer at amateur Promozione level, guiding Abruzzo club Penne. In 2006, he took his first managing job at professional level, as head coach of Serie C1 club Lanciano, followed by a very short stint at hometown club Pescara and a number of other coaching jobs at Serie C1 level.

In November 2012 he was named head coach of Perugia, which he led to second place in the Serie C1/B league and subsequent elimination in the promotion playoff semifinals to Pisa. Following this defeat, he was dismissed from his position, only to be renamed as Perugia boss two months later after his replacement Cristiano Lucarelli was sacked before the first matchday of the season.[1] On his second tenure at Perugia, Camplone managed to lead the Grifone to win the 2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione title and get promoted to Serie B.

He eventually coached Serie B team Bari before being appointed head coach at Cesena on October 31, 2016.[2]

However he failed to reach the playoffs and his team arrived at the 13th seed in the league table.

He was confirmed for the following season. On 30 September 2017, almost after 1 year of his appointment, he was sacked from the Emilian team after a 5–2 away defeat against Pro Vercelli; he has been replaced by Fabrizio Castori who returned to Cesena after 9 years.[3]

In July 2019 he returned into club management, signing a one-year contract as the new head coach of Catania for the club's 2019–20 Serie C season.[4] He was dismissed by Catania on 21 October 2019 following a 0–5 loss to Vibonese, which was 3rd loss in 4 games, with club in 9th position in the table.[5]

On 19 October 2020 he was hired by Serie C club Arezzo.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calcio, caos Perugia: Camplone subito in campo. Lucarelli addio: "Situazione paradossale"" (in Italian). Il Messaggero. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Serie B: Cesena appoint Camplone | Football Italia". www.football-italia.net. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  3. ^ "Serie B: Cesena sack Camplone | Football Italia". www.football-italia.net. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  4. ^ "Catania, ufficiale: Camplone è il nuovo allenatore" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport - Stadio. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Andrea Camplone sollevato dall'incarico, Orazio Russo provvisoriamente alla guida del Catania" (Press release) (in Italian). Catania. 21 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Andrea Camplone è il nuovo allenatore della Prima Squadra" (in Italian). Arezzo. 19 October 2020.

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