Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte ( 2012)

Antonio Conte ( born July 31, 1969 in Lecce, Italy ) is an Italian former football player and current coach.

  • 2.1 lock
  • 3.1 As a player
  • 3.2 As a coach
  • 4.1 External links
  • 4.2 Notes and references

Playing career

In the club

Antonio Conte began his career with the club of his hometown of Lecce, where he age of 16 against Pisa Calcio celebrated his Serie A debut in a 1-1 draw on April 6, 1986.

In 1991, he transferred to Juventus, where he finished his playing career in 2004. With Juve he won, inter alia, five Italian championships and in the 1995/96 season the Champions League. Conte was for many years a regular player and captain of the team. He played in central midfield, always took a lot of responsibility and inspired his team-mates, which made him a crowd favorite in Turin. In 2004, he finished his career at Juventus to be a coach.

In the National Team

Antonio Conte made ​​his debut on 27 May 1994 in a 2-0 win against Finland in the Italian national team. He participated in the 1994 World Cup in the United States and the European Championship in 2000 in the Netherlands and Belgium with the Azzurri.

In the 1994 World Cup under coach Arrigo Sacchi Conte graduated two games and had to deal with his team in the finals defeated Brazil, who won 3-2 on penalties.

The Euro 2000 concluded the midfielder with the Azzurri after the 1-2 defeat against France as well as from second. In this tournament, Antonio Conte scored in the group match against Turkey to score bicycle kick, which was chosen by the viewers of the sports show on the goal of the month.

The last of a total of 20 caps for the Azzurri Conte graduated on 24 June 2000 at the European Championship quarter- final against Romania.

Coaching career

After his retirement as an active soccer player Conte worked in the 2005/06 season as an assistant coach Luigi De Canio of of AC Siena. In July 2006 he became coach of AC Arezzo in Serie B. The club started because of the Italian football scandal in 2005/ 06 with six penalty points in the season and got only five points from their first nine games of the season. Therefore Conte was released on 31 October 2006. On 13 March 2007 he was engaged, however again and missed the team's relegation extremely scarce. At the end of the season he left the Tuscan club again.

From 28 December 2007 to June 23, 2009 Antonio Conte was coach of AS Bari. He was discharged despite the rise in 2008/ 09 in the Serie A, after he had been in the meantime already been considered a candidate for the coaching job at Juventus, Ciro Ferrara on the but was confirmed. Reason for his dismissal were discrepancies between Conte and the club management with respect to management succession planning for the following season.

On 21 September 2009, Antonio Conte coach of Atalanta, who had started with four defeats in Serie A 2009/10. There he inherited Angelo Gregucci. In the first five games under the Conte Neroazzurri remained undefeated and took nine points. Over the next eight games but then only followed one win, one draw and six defeats, why Antonio Conte resigned after a 0-2 home defeat against Napoli on 7 January 2010.

On 23 May 2010 he was appointed as successor to Alberto Malesani the head coach of AC Siena. He signed a two-year temporary Vertrag.Mit Siena, he was the second table of the Serie B promotion to the first division.

On 31 May 2011 Antonio Conte signed a contract with Juventus as the successor of Luigi Delneri. In his first season as manager of Juventus his unbeaten team won the league title and reached the finals of the Coppa Italia, which they lost against Napoli. In the 2012/13 season, his team was able to defend the profit of the Scudettos. In the Champions League, failed in the quarterfinals at Bayern Munich.


In May 2012, Contes home was searched by the police and opened an investigation against him on suspicion of complicity in fraud game during his time at AC Siena. On August 10, 2012 Conte has been locked for ten months, ie until the end of the season 2012/13, because he has not passed on as coach of Siena attempted bribery of two Series B games at the association. Also Contes assistant coach Angelo Alessio was sentenced to an eight- month ban. Juventus announced to contest this judgment. On August 22, 2012, the sentence was upheld by the Federal Court of the Italian Association. On 5 October, the Court of Arbitration for Italian National Olympic Committee TNAs in Rome decreed a reduction of the barrier for Conte from ten to four months, which expired on December 8, 2012.


As a player

  • Vice World Cup: 1994
  • Vice - Championship: 2000
  • Champions League: 1995/96
  • Champions League final: 1996/97, 1997/98, 2002/ 03
  • World Cup: 1996
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1996
  • Italian Championship: 1994/95, 1996/97, 1997/98, 2001/ 02, 2002/ 03
  • Coppa Italia: 1994/95
  • Italian Super Cup: 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1999

As a coach

  • Italian Serie B Championship: 2008/ 09
  • Italian Championship: 2011/ 12, 2012/13
  • Italian Super Cup winner: 2012, 2013