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Rosario Pergolizzi
Personal information
Date of birth October 7, 1968 (1968-10-07) (age 41)
Place of birth Palermo, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Playing position Manager (former defender)
Club information
Current club Palermo (under-19 team coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Olbia 32 (1)
1987–1988 Napoli 1 (0)
1988–1990 Reggina 49 (4)
1990–1993 Ascoli 99 (7)
1993–1996 Bologna 91 (4)
1996–1997 Brescia 33 (1)
1997–1998 Padova 30 (0)
1998–2000 Ravenna 72 (0)
2000–2001 Padova 2 (0)
2001–2002 Olbia 1 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Ascoli (assistant coach)
2003–2004 Bari (assistant coach)
2004–2005 Olbia
2005–2007 Palermo (youth team)
2007 Palermo (caretaker)
2008– Palermo (youth team)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rosario Pergolizzi (born October 7, 1968 in Palermo) is an Italian football (soccer) manager and former player.

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Career

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Playing

Pergolizzi, a defender, made his professional debut with Sardinian team Olbia Calcio; he then moved to Napoli, where he made a single appearance in the Serie A 1987-88. Pergolizzi then played for several minor Serie A and B clubs, including Ascoli, Bologna, Brescia, Padova and Ravenna. He retired in 2001-2002, after a single appearance with Olbia, then in Serie D.

Coaching

Pergolizzi started his coaching career in 2002 as Giuseppe Pillon's assistant coach at Ascoli of Serie C1. The same year the club immediately gained promotion to Serie B. In 2003-2004 he followed Pillon at Bari.

From 2004 to 2005 he coached Serie C2 club Olbia, the same team in which he started and ended his playing career. In 2005 he was appointed to coach Palermo's youth squad. In his first season, he reached the semifinals of both the Campionato Nazionale Primavera and the Coppa Italia Primavera. In 2006-2007, he reached again the Coppa Italia Primavera semifinals, where his team was defeated by Juventus.[1]

On April 23, 2007, following the firing of head coach Francesco Guidolin, Pergolizzi was appointed alongside first team assistant manager Renzo Gobbo to coach Palermo for the five remaining Serie A league matches. He served for only three matches before being sacked himself and replaced by his predecessor Guidolin.

After a year without a job, in the summer of 2008 Pergolizzi took back his previous role as Palermo youth team coach. In his first season back with the Palermo youngsters, he guided the under-19 team to win the Campionato Primavera for a historical first time, after defeating tipped favourites Juventus in the quarter finals, Chievo in the semi-final, and Siena in the league final.[2]

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