Fabio Rossitto
Personal information
Full name Fabio Rossitto
Date of birth (1971-09-21) 21 September 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth Aviano, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chions (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1997 Udinese 187 (4)
1997–1999 Napoli 53 (2)
1999–2002 Fiorentina 47 (0)
2002–2004 Udinese 24 (0)
2004–2005 Germinal Beerschot 10 (0)
2005 Venezia 9 (1)
2005–2007 Sacilese (–)
National team
1994 Italy U21 9 (0)
1996 Italy 1 (0)
Teams managed
2013 Pordenone
2013–2014 Triestina
2014–2015 Pordenone
2016 Cremonese
2017 Palermo (assistant)
2018 Pordenone
2019–2020 Manzanese
2020– Chions
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fabio Rossitto (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfaːbjo rosˈsitto]; born 21 September 1971) is an Italian football manager and a former player who played as a midfielder from 1989 to 2007.

Club career

Born in Aviano, Province of Pordenone, Rossitto's career saw him play for a number of Italian and one foreign club during his eighteen-year spell as a player. He began his career with Udinese (1989–1997 and 2002–2004), where he spent a large part of his career, becoming an import part of the side. He later moved to Napoli (1997–1999), Fiorentina (1999–2002), Germinal Beerschot (2004), Venezia (2005), and Sacilese (2005–07), where he ended his career. During his time with Fiorentina, he won the Coppa Italia of 2001. Fiorentina paid 15 billion lire to sign Rossitto (€7.75 million) as well as another 5 billion for half of the registration rights of Giuseppe Taglialatela.[1] in the same window, Napoli signed Emiliano Bigica from Fiorentina.

International career

Rossito represented Italy at Under-21 level on nine occasions and was part of the team that won the 1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in France under the management of Cesare Maldini, for the first time in Italy's history. All of his appearances at Under-21 level came in 1994.[2][3]

Rossitto had one appearance for the senior Italy national football team, coming on as a substitute in a 2–0 away win over Hungary on 1 June 1996.[4] He was part of Italy's squad at the 1996 UEFA European Championship in England.[5]

Managerial career

From January 2013 to the end of the season Rossitto served as head coach of Pordenone in the Serie D.

In the 2013–14 season he was the coach of Triestina.

In November 2014, he agreed a comeback at Pordenone, then bottom-placed in the Lega Pro.[6] After failing to save the team from relegation, he left Pordenone by the end of the season. In January 2016, he was then hired as new head coach of Lega Pro club Cremonese, leading the club till the end of the season.

In April 2017, he agreed to accept an offer to serve as Diego Bortoluzzi's assistant at Serie A strugglers Palermo till the end of the season.[7]

On 15 February 2018, he once again returned to Pordenone in the Serie C until the end of the season.[8]




  1. ^ A.C. Fiorentina S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2001 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  2. ^ "Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio Euro U21 1994". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  3. ^ "NATIONALE U21" [National U21]. FIGC. 20 April 1994. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Convocazioni e presenze in campo: Fabio Rossito". Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio Euro 96". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Il Pordenone all'ultima spiaggia chiama Fabio Rossitto in panchina" (in Italian). Il Gazzettino. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Rossitto vice di Bortoluzzi a Palermo" (in Italian). Il Messaggero Veneto. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  8. ^ "FABIO ROSSITTO NUOVO ALLENATORE NEROVERDE" (in Italian). Pordenone Calcio. 15 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Fabio Rossitto" (in Italian). Eurosport. Retrieved 19 December 2015.