Marco Tardelli

Born Sep 24, 1954

Marco Tardelli is a former football player from Italy, and is the current assistant manager for the Republic of Ireland. He played defensive midfielder with Juventus and the Italian national team. He was part of the Italian side to win the 1982 World Cup and was five time Italian Serie A champion. He was well known for his battling qualities, primarily his stamina and mental toughness as well as his ruthless tackling.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Marco Tardelli.


1954 Birth Born on September 24, 1954.


1972 17 Years Old Tardelli was born at Capanne di Careggine, in the province of Lucca (Tuscany). He started his career in the Italian Serie C with the club of Pisa in 1972.


1975 20 Years Old Two years later he played in the Serie B with Como before joining Serie A giants Juventus the next year, in October 1975.
1976 21 Years Old Tardelli made his international debut on 7 April 1976 against Portugal.
1977 22 Years Old 1 More Event
During his decade-long stint at the Turin club, he enjoyed much success, as he became one of the first three players ever to win all the three major European competitions, alongside team-mates Antonio Cabrini and Gaetano Scirea: the UEFA Cup in 1977, the Cup Winners' Cup in 1984, and the European Cup in 1985.
1978 23 Years Old He played at the 1978 World Cup and the 1980 European Football Championship on home soil, reaching the semi-final and earning fourth-place finishes in both tournaments, and being named as a member of the team of the tournament at Euro 80.
1982 27 Years Old 1 More Event
He performed especially well during Italy's 1982 World Cup-winning campaign, scoring twice. … Read More
1984 29 Years Old With Juventus, he also won five Italian Serie A championships, and two Coppa Italia titles, as well as the 1984 European Super Cup.


1985 30 Years Old He won a total of 81 caps for Italy, playing his final game for them against Norway in September 1985, and also served as Italy's captain between 1983 and 1985.
1986 31 Years Old He was part of the squad for 1986 FIFA World Cup, but did not play.
1988 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He retired as a player in 1988. … Read More
1993 38 Years Old In 1993 he switched to Como of Serie C1. … Read More


1995 40 Years Old In 1995 he took over Cesena, another Serie B team. … Read More
2000 45 Years Old 1 More Event
He won the Under 21 European Championship, the following year, and also coached the Italian side which took part at the 2000 Summer Olympics, reaching the quarter-finals.
2001 46 Years Old His tenure with the Nerazzurri would be short; following a string of embarrassing defeats especially a 6–0 defeat to local rivals A.C. Milan, Tardelli was fired in June 2001. … Read More


2006 51 Years Old Tardelli served for a short time as part of the administrative council of his former club Juventus in 2006, before resigning in 2007 allegedly due to differences with the hierarchy regarding the direction the club was heading towards.
2008 53 Years Old In February 2008, he joined the coaching staff of the Republic of Ireland national team as an assistant manager to the recently appointed Giovanni Trapattoni. … Read More
2014 59 Years Old In 2014, his iconic 1982 World Cup Final goal celebration was named the fourth greatest World Cup moment of all time by the BBC.
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