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Luigi Riccio (footballer)

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Full name  Luigi Riccio
Years  Team
Position  Midfielder
Height  1.76 m
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Football player
Place of birth  Naples, Italy
Name  Luigi Riccio

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Date of birth  (1977-12-28) 28 December 1977 (age 37)

Current team  OFI Crete (assistant)

Luigi "Gigi" Riccio (born 28 December 1977) is an Italian football coach and former midfielder, who last played for Sassuolo. He played his last match on 29 May 2011. He currently works as the assistant manager of the Italian Serie B club Palermo.

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Career

He began his career as a professional in Giarre, before moving to Perugia. In 1998 Riccio moved abroad to Rangers. He made only one appearance as a substitute during a league match against Motherwell on 15 May 1999. Riccio was also an unused substitute as Rangers memorably won the league away at rivals Celtic in May 1999. He left for Belgium and K.S.K. Beveren in 1999.

Back in Italy in 2000 with Pistoiese then on to Ternana, Ancona and finally Piacenza, where he played and has been captain.

In the summer of 2012 he followed his friend Gennaro Gattuso (which he knew from his time at the Rangers) to the Swiss club Sion. While Gattuso was signed as a player, Riccio was named as the assistant manager.

On 19 June 2013, Riccio again followed Gattuso, this time to Italian Serie B club Palermo. Gattuso was named as the new manager with Gattuso appointing Riccio as his assistant.

References

Luigi Riccio (footballer) Wikipedia


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