Marcello Lippi Biography
(Italian Former Professional Football Player and Manager)
Birthday: April 12, 1948 (Aries)
Born In: Viareggio, Italy
Marcello Lippi is an Italian former professional footballer player and the current manager of the Chinese national team. He had served as the head coach of the Italian national team from 2004 to 2006, leading Italy to victory in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Though he was appointed again as the head coach in 2008, he was replaced after Italy’s disappointing performance in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Lippi was born in Tuscany, Italy. He played football as a young man and retired from active football at the age of 34 to pursue a career as a coach. Initially he served as coaches for clubs such as Juventus and Internazionale. After Italy’s defeat in the UEFA Euro 2004, he became the new coach of the Italian national team. He successfully led the team to win the World Cup in 2006. Lippi has been regarded by many as one of the most successful football managers in history. In 2007, ‘The Times’ included him on their list of the top 50 managers of all time. In his career as a manager, he has won one World Cup title, five Series A titles, one Coppa Italia, one Chinese FA Cup, three Chinese Super League titles, and one UEFA Supercup.