Giovanni Trapattoni

Association Footballer and Manager
Born Mar 17, 1939

Giovanni Trapattoni, sometimes known as "Trap" or "Il Trap", is an Italian football manager and former footballer, considered the most successful club coach in the history of Serie A. As a player he was part of Italy's squad at the 1962 FIFA World Cup. Trapattoni is currently the manager of the Republic of Ireland national team.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Giovanni Trapattoni.


1939 Birth Born on March 17, 1939.


A former defensive midfielder, as a player he spent almost his entire club career with A.C. Milan, where he won two Serie A league titles (1961–62 and 1967–68), and two European Cups, in 1962–63 and 1968–69.


1975 36 Years Old Milan finished seventh in Serie A. He was appointed first team coach in 1975. … Read More


1984 45 Years Old 1 More Event
He won the Serie A league title six times (1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1985–86), the Coppa Italia twice (1978–79 and 1982–83), the European Cup in 1984–85 (in a final against then-reigning champions Liverpool marked by the Heysel disaster), the Intercontinental Cup in 1985, the Cup Winners' Cup in 1983–84, the European Super Cup in 1984, and the UEFA Cup in 1976–77.
1988 49 Years Old While in charge of the nerazzurri, he won the Serie A in 1988–89, the Supercoppa Italiana in 1989 and the UEFA Cup in 1990–91.


1991 52 Years Old He then managed Juventus for a second time between 1991 and 1994, winning the UEFA Cup in 1992–93.
1994 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Trapattoni became coach of Bayern Munich in the summer of 1994, after the end of his second spell with Juventus.
1995 56 Years Old His first match was a 1–0 loss to Udinese on 26 August 1995. … Read More
1996 57 Years Old As Bayern manager Trapattoni won the German Bundesliga in 1996–97, the German Cup (DFB-Pokal) in 1997–98 and the German League Cup (DFB-Ligapokal) in 1997.
1997 58 Years Old He left Bayern at the end of the 1997–98 season and was replaced by Ottmar Hitzfeld. … Read More


2000 - 2002 2 More Events
2004 65 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He led them to the 2004–05 Portuguese league title, which was the club's first in 11 years. … Read More
With the atmosphere in the team worsening, he was sacked after just seven months, on 9 February 2006, reportedly for "not fulfilling the ambitions of the club". … Read More
2009 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2009, he signed a new contract with Ireland that would have seen him continue as manager until UEFA Euro 2012.
2010 71 Years Old This followed narrowly missing out on the 2010 FIFA World Cup, after his team were controversially knocked out by France.
2011 72 Years Old In May 2011, he managed Ireland as they won the Nations Cup, after a 1–0 win against Scotland.
2012 73 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He led them to their first European Championships in 24 years, enjoying a successful UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
2014 75 Years Old Early in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, Ireland suffered a 6–1 defeat to Germany at home with a severely depleted team available. … Read More
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