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Giancarlo De Sisti

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Date of birth13 March 1943(age 74)
Place of birthRome, Italy
Playing positionMidfielder

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Giancarlo de Sisti (born 13 March 1943 in Rome) is a former Italian footballer and football manager.

Best known by his nickname Picchio, during his career he played for A.S. Roma (1960 65, 1974 79) and ACF Fiorentina (1965 74). He earned 29 caps and scored 4 goals for the Italy national football team from 1967 to 1972, and played in the championship-winning team of Euro 1968 and the 1970 FIFA World Cup team which finished runners-up.

He then tried a coaching career, achieving his coaching badges in 1980 and later becoming head coach of Fiorentina. He was later forced to leave his job after being diagnosed with brain abscess. He then returned into football with Udinese, and then entering into the Italian Football Federation as head coach of the Italian Juniores and Military squads. He then made a return into club football in 1991 with Ascoli, being successively sacked on January 1992.

In March 2003, after more than ten years of inactivity, he returned into coaching, joining Lazio as youth team coach. He left the job only a few months later, following the appointment of Roberto Mancini as new head coach of the biancazzurri.

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