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Antonino Asta

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Full nameAntonino Asta
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8.5 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Antonino Asta (born 17 November 1970 in Alcamo, Trapani) is a former Italian footballer.

Asta, a midfielder, played mostly at the amateur level in his early footballing years. The 1994/1995 season, played with Saronno, was his first one in a professional league (Serie C2). He then played for Monza of Serie C1; in 1997, Asta signed for Torino of Serie B, where he became a fan favourite and helped his team to obtain a Serie A promotion in 1999. In January 2000, Asta was sent on loan to Napoli of Serie B.

During the 2001/2002 season, Antonino Asta impressed many football pundits with his performances, and Italy national football team head coach Giovanni Trapattoni capped him and let him play during a friendly match against U.S.A.. In 2002/2003, ambitious Serie B club Palermo signed him on a free transfer; Asta, a key player for the team, however experienced a serious ankle injury during the last league match of the season, against Lecce, and did not manage to recover. He retired in 2004.

After his retirement from active football, Antonino Asta has become coach of the under-16 youth squad (Allievi Nazionali) since 2005.

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