13 Facts About Antonio Cabrini


Antonio Cabrini is an Italian professional football manager and a former player.


Antonio Cabrini won the 1982 FIFA World Cup with the Italy national team.


Antonio Cabrini is one of the few players to have won all UEFA Club competitions, an achievement he managed with Juventus.


Antonio Cabrini played a total of 352 Serie A matches, scoring 35 goals.


Antonio Cabrini was called up to Italy's being part of the list of 20 players to participate in the 1978 FIFA World Cup despite being uncapped.


Antonio Cabrini soon became an international regular for the next nine years; he participated as a starter in all of Italy's games in three consecutive World Cups: in 1978,1982 and 1986.


Antonio Cabrini represented Italy at Euro 1980 as a starter on home soil, finishing the tournament in fourth place, after reaching the semi-finals.


Antonio Cabrini was part of the 1982 World Cup-winning team that included goalkeeper Dino Zoff, Gaetano Scirea, Giuseppe Bergomi, Claudio Gentile in defense, Marco Tardelli and Bruno Conti in midfield, and Antonio Cabrini's Juventus teammate Paolo Rossi in attack.


Antonio Cabrini started a coaching career in 2000 with Serie C1 club Arezzo, replacing Serse Cosmi and losing promotion on playoffs.


Antonio Cabrini then coached Serie B's Crotone with little fortune, and later served as head coach for Serie C1 clubs Pisa and Novara Calcio, although with dismal results.


Antonio Cabrini was announced to become the head coach of Syria national team in September 2007, but soon after the announcement, problems started in the Syrian FA between the board of Directors and the Syrian National Teams Sponsors and thus the agreement with Cabrini was finally terminated in February 2008, before he actually managed the team.


Antonio Cabrini was planned to take the Syrian team through the World Cup 2010 Qualifications and to make a preparation camp in Italy, but all that was canceled after the financial problems within the FA.


On 14 May 2012, Antonio Cabrini was appointed coach of Italy women's national team.