A.c. Monza 1912 - Hall of Fame - Luigi Di Biagio
Name Luigi Di Biagio
Nationality italy
Date of birth 03-06-1971
Birth place Roma
Seasons in Monza 1989-1992
Caps and goals 62 (7)
Role Midfielder
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CAREER

He made his debut in Serie A in 1988 with the Lazio shirt, which then sold him to Monza, where he remained for 3 years between Serie B and Serie C1. In Monza he managed to conquer a starting position, but was employed in all positions, including that of center forward. In 1992 he returned to the top category with Foggia, remaining in the Rossoneri three seasons under the guidance of Zdeněk Zeman, who converted him to the role of median. Five vintages followed in Rome, where he was subsequently trained by Carlo Mazzone, Carlos Bianchi and then again by Zeman. From 1999 to 2003 he played with Inter, where he became the fundamental pivot of the midfield of Héctor Cúper's formation in the seasons 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. In his last year in black and blue jersey he reaches the Champions League semifinal. In four years Di Biagio recorded 163 appearances, making a total of 18 goals between the Championship, the Champions League, the UEFA Cup and the Italian Cup. In 2003 he moved to Brescia, where he played ending the 2005-2006 season in Serie B and then terminated the contract with the Lombard club. In October 2006 he was hired by Ascoli, but due to the failure to respect the time of termination of the contract with his old team, Brescia, he remained unemployed until January 2007, when he officially became a footballer of the Marche team. In the meantime, while continuing to train with Ascoli, between November and December he plays some games with Polisportiva La Storta in Rome, coached by the former Lazio and Dundee player Alessandro Romano. In January 2007 he can land in Ascoli, where he collects seven appearances and two goals, for a total of 523 minutes played. The vintage is marked by the relegation to Serie B of the Piceni. In January 2008 he signed a contract with Polisportiva La Storta as a coach of the very young regional players in 1993. On 3 July 2008 he managed to take the license of a first-class coach. Able to play both as a defensive midfielder and as a central defender. With a great shot he was precise in the throws and very powerful on the free kicks and the conclusions from the distance. Dangerous even in the aerial game he scored a head goal in the 3-0 Italy-Cameroon match at the 1998 World Cup.

NATIONAL

He made his international debut on January 28, 1998, in the Italy-Slovakia match (3-0). It counts 31 appearances and 2 goals with the Azzurri. Di Biagio was an important member of the national team under the management of coaches Maldini, Zoff, and Trapattoni. He remembers the penalty printed on the crossbar against France, with subsequent elimination, in the quarterfinals of the 1998 World Cup. He also participated in the European 2000 making one of the decisive penalties in the semifinal against the hosts of Holland. In 2002 is included by Trapattoni for the Japanese-Korean world championship. His last appearance with the blue shirt dates back to November 2002.