Alberto Cavasin

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Alberto Cavasin
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-01-09) 9 January 1956 (age 65)
Place of birth Treviso, Italy
Position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Barisardo (head coach)
Youth career
1970–1973 Silea
Senior career*
1973–1976 Treviso
1976–1977 Avellino
1977–1978 Atalanta
1978–1981 SPAL
1981–1982 Verona
1982–1983 Catanzaro
1983–1986 Bari
1986–1988 Cesena
1988–1990 Padova
National team
1973–1974 Italy "Juniores"
Italy C
Teams managed
1990 Padova (youth team)
1990 Treviso
1991–1993 Trento
1993–1994 Fano
1994–1995 Ravenna
1995–1996 Gualdo
1996–1998 Fiorenzuola
1998–1999 Cesena
1999–2002 Lecce
2002–2004 Fiorentina
2005 Brescia
2005–2006 Treviso
2007 Messina
2007–2008 Frosinone
2009 Brescia
2009–2010 Bellinzona
2011 Sampdoria
2016 Leyton Orient
2017–2018 Santarcangelo
2021– Barisardo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alberto Cavasin (born 9 January 1956) is an Italian football manager and former player. He is currently working as manager of Prima Categoria Sardinia amateurs Barisardo.


Playing career

Cavasin, a right back, started his professional career in 1973 for Treviso; he then played for a number of Serie A, B and C clubs, with some success. He retired in 1990.

Managing career

After a few months as Allievi Nazionali coach for Calcio Padova, Cavasin became coach of Treviso for the 1990–91 season, to be sacked soon after. After a number of season at the helm of several Serie C clubs, Cavasin became coach of last-placed Serie B club A.C. Cesena in 1998, as a replacement for Corrado Benedetti, and led the team to keep its place in the league. In 1999, he became coach of U.S. Lecce of Serie A, and led the club to two good seasons, before to be fired in early 2002. He then coached Serie C2 club Florentia Viola (then Fiorentina) in 2002, as replacement for Pietro Vierchowod, to be sacked in 2004. Successively he also coached minor Serie A teams such as Brescia and Treviso with little success.

He became coach of Messina on 30 January 2007, as replacement for Bruno Giordano; he was however sacked about two months later, on 2 April, following a 2–0 defeat to Cagliari. On 22 June 2007, he was announced as the new Frosinone boss, [1] leading them to a mid-table finish in the club's second Serie B campaign. On 5 June 2008 Frosinone announced he had parted company with Alberto Cavasin. [2]

On 20 May 2009, he completed a comeback at Brescia, replacing Nedo Sonetti as head coach for the remaining two games of the 2008–09 Serie B regular season, with the aim to lead the rondinelle into the promotion playoffs. [3] After being sacked by Brescia, on 12 November 2009 he became the manager of AC Bellinzona, a Swiss Super League team. On 2 April 2010 AC Bellinzona fired the Italian trainer, formerly he coaching Lecce, Fiorentina and Brescia. [4]

On 7 March 2011 he was named head coach of UC Sampdoria, replacing Domenico Di Carlo for the remainder of the 2010–11 Serie A and was ultimately relegated to Serie B with the team. [5] In October 2016 he took over at the Football League Two side Leyton Orient. [6] He was dismissed from his role on 23 November 2016 after 10 games in charge with a record of two wins and eight defeats.[ citation needed ]

He returned to work in Italy in December 2017, as head coach of Serie C club Santarcangelo. [7] He was however dismissed in March 2018 due to poor results. [8]

After three years of inactivity, on August 2021 Cavasin accepted to become the new head coach of Barisardo, a small Sardinian club playing in the Prima Categoria regional amateur league (seventh level of Italian football). [9] [10]




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  7. "IL SANTARCANGELO ESONERA IL TECNICO CAVASIN ED ENTRA IN SILENZIO STAMPA" (in Italian). 26 March 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
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