Rare / More than 300 games played but no goals scored. As a coach they believe in the mission of survival


There is no greater joy for a footballer than the moment when the ball hit by him crosses the fatal line and shakes the opponents’ net. Of course, given the role on the field, some footballers enjoy this feeling a little or rarely. However, as strange as it may seem, there are those who have never experienced what it is like to celebrate a goal in the elite and not when it comes to training sessions.

Bad luck in this case is for Alessandro Agostini who from the 1994-1995 season is the only player in Serie A (excluding goalkeepers here) who has amassed 337 games, but failed to score in any of them. Born in 1979 and raised in the youth sector of Fiorentina, Agostini was sent on loan in 1998 to Pistoiese with whom he scored the only goal of his career, in the Italian Cup. After another loan spell at Ternana this time, he returns home to Fiorentina in the 2001-2002 season. A season which coincides with a total failure of the purple club that falls one category below and the bankruptcy of society.

Subsequently, Agostini was loaned to Empoli, which then sent him to Siena and from there Cagliari came in 2004. At the club from Sardinia, Agostini stayed for eight years but to score a goal is not even though he collects 266 appearances with the red and blue jersey. . But, the fate does not change even when he is transferred to Turin and then to Verona where he closes his career in 2015.

Thus, according to Opta statistics, Agostini from the 1994-1995 season, becomes the only player without including goalkeepers who plays over 300 games, exactly 337 without managing to score at least one goal. Ironically, now Agostini in the role of coach replaces Mazzarri at Cagliari and will be the one who should make the team find the net if he wants to survive in Serie A, although he is not used to sending the ball behind his back of opposing goalkeepers.

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