Fabio Caserta
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-09-24) 24 September 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Melito di Porto Salvo, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Benevento (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Locri 29 (9)
1998–1999 Pergocrema 29 (2)
1999–2000 Locri 32 (6)
2000–2004 Igea Virtus 116 (23)
2004–2007 Catania 96 (13)
2007–2008 Palermo 26 (1)
2008–2009 Lecce 33 (5)
2009–2011 Atalanta 15 (0)
2010–2011Cesena (loan) 25 (1)
2012–2016 Juve Stabia 100 (14)
Teams managed
2017–2020 Juve Stabia
2020–2021 Perugia
2021– Benevento
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Fabio Caserta (born 24 September 1978) is an Italian football coach and former player who is the current manager of Benevento.

Playing career

After a long career playing in minor divisions (Serie D with Locri, and Serie C2 with Igea Virtus), he was signed by Serie B side Catania in 2004, becoming a team leader and a fan favourite, as well as a protagonist in the successful 2005–06 campaign that brought the rossazzurri back into Serie A. After an impressive 2006–07 season, he was then signed on 31 August 2007 by arch-rivals Palermo.[1] On 31 July 2008, Serie A newcomers Lecce bought the contract of Caserta from Palermo for €1.6million.[2][3]

He was successively acquired by Atalanta for the 2009–10 season, after Lecce were relegated to Serie B.

On 24 June 2010, he was loaned to Serie A newcomer Cesena along with Maximiliano Pellegrino, as part of the deal that Atalanta bought Ezequiel Schelotto outright.[4]

Coaching career

After retirement, he stayed at Juve Stabia as part of head coach Gaetano Fontana's staff.

On 15 July 2017 he was announced as Juve Stabia's new head coach. On his second season in charge, he guided Juve Stabia to direct promotion to Serie B as Serie C/C winners. He left Juve Stabia following their relegation at the end of the 2019–20 season.

On 26 August 2020 he was hired by Serie C club Perugia.[5] On his first season in charge, Perugia were crowned Girone B champions, thus ensuring themselves promotion to Serie B after only one season in the Italian third tier.[6]

On 15 June 2021, one day after leaving Perugia by mutual consent, Caserta was unveiled as the new head coach of Serie B club Benevento, signing a two-year deal with the Campanians.[7]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 14 August 2022[8]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Juve Stabia Italy 15 July 2017 4 August 2020 123 51 37 35 177 137 +40 041.46
Perugia Italy 26 August 2020 14 June 2021 42 25 10 7 73 36 +37 059.52
Benevento Italy 15 June 2021 Present 44 20 9 15 66 47 +19 045.45
Total 209 96 56 57 316 220 +96 045.93

Honours

Managerial

Juve Stabia

Perugia

References

  1. ^ US Città di Palermo (2007-08-31). "Preso Caserta dal Catania" (in Italian). Retrieved 2007-08-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Lecce (2008-07-31). "Caserta, il centrocampista arriva a titolo definitivo dal Palermo" (in Italian). Retrieved 2008-07-31.[dead link]
  3. ^ "DICHIARAZIONE DI ZAMPARINI". ilpalermocalcio.it (in Italian). 2008-09-02. Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  4. ^ "Accordo con l'Atalanta per la cessione di Schelotto". AC Cesena (in Italian). 24 June 2010. Archived from the original on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  5. ^ "FABIO CASERTA NUOVO ALLENATORE DELLA PRIMA SQUADRA" (in Italian). Perugia. 26 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Quelli che salgono. Dionisi e Caserta: i volti nuovi delle panchine italiane" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 4 May 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  7. ^ "FABIO CASERTA È IL NUOVO ALLENATORE DEL BENEVENTO" (in Italian). Benevento Calcio. 15 June 2021.
  8. ^ Fabio Caserta at FootballDatabase.eu