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Ciro Ferrara

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCiro•Ferrara
Used nameCiro•Ferrara
Born11 February 1967 in Napoli, Napoli (ITA)
Measurements175 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsSSC Napoli, Napoli (ITA)
NOC Italy


Ciro Ferrara was a defender with Napoli and Juventus, and won seven League titles. He made 247 appearances (scoring 12 goals) for Napoli, and won Serie A in 1987 and 1990. In 253 appearances (15 goals) for Juventus, howeve, he won five League titles in 1995, 1997-98, and 2002-03. In addition, Ferrara won the Italian Cup in 1987, the UEFA Cup in 1989 and the Italian Super Cup in 1990 with Napoli. With Juventus, he also won the Italian Cup in 1995, the Italian Super Cup in 1995, 1997, 2002-03, the UEFA Champions’ League, the European Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup in 1996, and in 1999, the Intertoto Cup.

Ferrara was capped 49 times by Italy. He played one match at the 1990 FIFA World Cup on home soil (when Italy finished third after a semi-final penalty shoot-out defeat to Argentina). He also played in just one match at Euro 2000 (where Italy reached the final, losing to France on a golden goal). Ferrara was also in the Italian squad at Euro 1988, where Italy reached the semi-finals, although he did not play. The same year, he played in five matches as Italy finished fourth at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Ferrara’s managerial career saw him act as assistant coach to Marcello Lippi with the victorious Italian team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Ferrara later coached Juventus (2009-10) and the Italy Under-21 team for two years.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Football (Football) ITA Ciro Ferrara
Football, Men (Olympic) Italy 4