Antonio Cabrini was born in Cremona on 8th October 1957. He made his debut in professional football with Cremonese aged 16 in the 1973-1974 Serie C season, making a total of three appearances. He then moved to Atalanta, where he had a good year in Serie B, before joining Juventus. Cabrini won six Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia trophies, a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, a European Cup and an Intercontinental Cup with the club from Turin. After a successful ten-year spell at Juventus, he ended his career at Bologna.
Cabrini made his debut for the national senior team aged 20, in a match against France held in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina. Thanks to his consistently good performances, he became the starting left full-back and played all Italy’s games in the tournament that saw the Azzurri finish fourth. Cabrini scored his first goal for Italy on 20th September of that same year, as he netted in a friendly against Bulgaria held in Turin. He made the squad for the 1980 EUROs and the triumphant 1982 World Cup in Spain, where he also scored a goal against the defending champions Argentina. Cabrini also took part in the unsuccessful 1986 World Cup in Mexico along with other nine 1982 World Cup winners. After that tournament, he inherited the captain’s armband from Scirea. Cabrini has won a total of 73 caps and can boast of nine goals for the Azzurri, which represents the current record for an Italy defender.
Cabrini became a coach after retiring as a player. Having been appointed on 14th May 2012, Cabrini was coach of the National Women’s Team up until last summer.