Where is Fabrizio Ravanelli now?
After a brief but entertaining career in England’s Premier League, Fabrizio Ravanelli also known as “The White Feather”, retired from playing in 2005 at Perugia, the team where he also started his career.
Ravanelli’s career at Middlesborough was eventful to say the least and he will be forever adored by the Teeside for his goal-scoring exploits and influence on the team during the 1996-1997 season.
Arriving at the club as the highest paid footballer in the Premier League, Ravanelli scored 16 Premier League goals in 33 appearances and helped the team reach both the League Cup and the FA Cup finals.
Unfortunately his goals weren’t enough to save Middlesbrough from relegation that year and he left the club soon after.
Over his 19 year career he won a number of trophies including Serie A twice, the Coppa Italia twice, the Champions League and also the UEFA Cup.
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Upon retiring from playing Ravanelli went straight into coaching and joined former side Juventus in 2011 as a coach within their youth academy.
Leaving the Turin giants in 2013 he had a short spell out of the game before his joining French club AC Ajaccio in his first managerial appointment.
Unfortunately things didn’t go well for the Italian and he was sacked after losing seven of his first 12 games in charge.
Ravanelli made a return to football management in June 2018 when he was appointed as manager of Ukranian Premier League side Arsenal Kiev.
His tenure only lasted nine games and he resigned three months later after claiming that the club was ‘not remotely professional’ and that the players hadn’t been paid.
Away from coaching, Ravanelli has worked as a TV pundit in Italy for channels such as Sky Italia and ESPN.
He has also spoken of his love for Middlesbrough and desire to return to the club one day as manager.
Fabrizio Ravanelli: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Derby County, Middlesbrough|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com