Stefano Eranio


Stefano Eranio, former footballer and coach, at the AC Milan Academy CampStefano Eranio started his professional football career with Genoa in August 1984. His first five seasons at Genoa were in erie B before in 1989 the club were promoted to Serie A. In total, Eranio played for the club for eight seasons before he moved to AC Milan in August 1992.

At AC Milan he won three league titles (1993, 1994 and 1996), three Italian Super Cups (1992, 1993 and 1994) and he also played in two Champions League finals. The first was in 1992–93 when AC Milan lost 1–0 to Olympique de Marseille, and the second was in 1994–95 when his club lost 1–0 to Ajax Amsterdam. He added to his trophy collection with the 1994 European Super Cup.

In May 1997 he moved for free to the English club Derby County where he became a fans favorite, and he made his Derby, and Premier League debut, on the 9 August 1997 against Blackburn Rovers. His first goal for the Derbyshire club came on the 30 August 1997 when he scored in a league game against Barnsley. In this season, Derby County moved from their former home at the Baseball Ground to their new home, Pride Park Stadium, and Eranio’s goal, to take the score to 1–0 against Barnsley was the first that was scored at Derby’s new home ground. He retired in 2003.
He is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential players to play for Derby County and, on 1 May 2006, Eranio and Ted McMinn were inducted as Derby Legends.

Stefano Eranio played as a footballer in AC Milan with Baresi Desailly, Baresi and SavicevicStefano Eranio played in the Italian national football team


National team

Eranio debuted for the Italian team on the 22 December 1990 in a game against Cyprus. The game was a qualification match for the 1992 European Championships, and Italy won the game 4–0. His first international goal came against the Netherlands on the 9 September 1992. Italy won the game 3–2.
On 29 March 1997, Eranio played his last game for Italy, against Moldova in a 3–0 home win. In total, he received 20 caps, and scored three goals, with six of the appearances in qualifiers for World Cups, and other five in qualification for European Championships.

Post-playing career

Eranio is part of the AC Milan youth coaching staff since 2005. He was the head-coach of the AC Milan Giovanissimi Nazionali (under-15) team from 2006 to 2008.


Club Matches Goals Dates
Italia Italy Genoa 212 13 08/1984 – 05/1992
Italia Italy Milan 98 6 08/1992 – 05/1997
Inghilterra England Derby County 95 7 05/1997 – 10/2001



Italian titles

  • Scudetti (Italian League titles): 3
    AC Milan: 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1995-1996
  • Supercoppa Italiana (Italian Super Cup): 3
    AC Milan: 1992, 1993, 1994

International titles


During the training at the AC Milan Academy Camp, the AC Milan supervisor, Stefano Eranio, gives his instructions to four childrenFormer footballer Stefano Eranio embraces four kids he trains during AC Milan summer football school


Stefano Eranio - Movement and control of the ballStefano Eranio - Movement and control of the ball