Roberto De Zerbi Biography, Career, Family, Height, and Net Worth

Who is Roberto De Zerbi?

Roberto De Zerbi is a recognized Italian professional football coach and former player who is the head coach of Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Roberto began his professional career at AC Milan. He then spent 4 seasons on loan to lower divisions clubs (Serie B to Serie C2). De Zerbi spent the 1999-2000 Serie C1 season in Como together with Luca Saudati of Milan and Alberto Comazzi. Half of the registration rights were also sold to Salernitana in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons. Milan then bought him back from Salernitana in June 2002 and sold him to U.S. Foggia.

He later signed for Serie A side Napoli from Catania in 2006 for €2.5 million. Napoli then revealed his loan transfer to Romanian Liga I club CFR Cluj on February 8, 2010, with the deal being made permanent on a 3-year deal on August 31, 2010.

How old is Roberto De Zerbi?

Roberto De Zerbi is 44 years old as of 2023 having been born on June 6, 1979, in Brescia, Italy. He shares his birthday with famous celebrities such as Rachel Brockman, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, J’aaliyah So Cool, Carole Baskin, James Spann, Colin Quinn, Claudia Galanti, Sonya Walger, and Yasmin Brunet, among others.

Roberto De Zerbi Family

Who are Roberto De Zerbi’s parents?

Roberto De Zerbi was born to Italian parents in Brescia. He has not revealed any information about his parents and family to the media.

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Does Roberto De Zerbi have siblings?

De Zerbi has kept his family information very private and has not shared any information about having any siblings.

Roberto De Zerbi Education

De Zerbi’s life and history are very private and he has not shared any information about his academic background and qualifications with the media.

Roberto De Zerbi Partner

He is currently not linked to any relationships and is single and unmarried, De Zerbi has kept his dating life very private and has not mentioned anything about his past or present status.

Roberto De Zerbi Kids

De Zerbi does not have any children of his own, as he is still single and unmarried and has also not been linked to any relationships.

Roberto De Zerbi Height

De Zerbi has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body with a height of 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) and a weight of 67 kg (147 lbs).

Roberto De Zerbi Coaching career


Roberto was named head coach of Serie A club Palermo on September 6, 2016, after Davide Ballardini’s exit by mutual consent because of disagreements with the board. His time at the helm of the Sicilians turned out to be negative, with 7 consecutive losses and no points at home in 3 months. Following a penalty shootout elimination in a home match against Serie B club Spezia, he was fired on November 30, 2016, and replaced with former team captain Eugenio Corini.


De Zerbi was then named head coach of 2017-18 Serie A newcomers Benevento on October 23, 2017. Although the side was relegated back to Serie B at the end of the season, he was praised for his possession-based, attacking football and transfer business.


He was appointed manager of Sassuolo on June 13, 2018. During his time, Sassuolo were praised for their footballing style coupled with overachieving results, which led the small Emilia-based club to 2 consecutive 8th-place spots in the Italian top flight. They only missed out on UEFA Conference League qualification to Roma, only because of a goal difference at the end of the 2020-21 Serie A season. He then revealed in May 2021, that he would leave Sassuolo at the end of the season.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Roberto was announced on May 25, 2021, as the new head coach of Ukrainian Premier League club Shakhtar Donetsk. On September 22, De Zerbi won the Ukrainian Super Cup against Dynamo Kyiv at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv, becoming the first Italian manager to win the title. Roberto then left the club in July 2022, because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He was able to leave the club at the top of the UPL during the unfinished season.

Roberto De Zerbi Brighton & Hove Albion

He was confirmed as the new head coach of Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, signing a 4-year deal on September 18, 2022. De Zerbi managed his first game on October 1, in England, in a 3-3 away draw at Liverpool with Leandro Trossard becoming the first Brighton player to score a Premier League hat-trick. He then lost his first game at Brighton’s home stadium of Falmer Stadium, calling his players ”fantastic” despite the 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on October 9. Roberto earned his first win against the manager he replaced in Graham Potter, thrashing his Chelsea team 4-1 on October 29.

He went 3 games unbeaten against Liverpool in his debut campaign at Brighton, beating them as defending champions in the FA Cup 4th round on January 29, 2023. Roberto was then sent off in the tunnel by referee Darren England after Brighton’s 1-0 home loss over Fulham on February 18. He was shown the red card for complaining he had lost time to prepare for the match because of a meeting about refereeing during the week. In a post-match interview, he said the ”level of refereeing in the Premier League is very bad,” whilst also criticizing Darren stating that he ”wasn’t in a good attitude.” De Zerbi was later banned from the touchline for one game and fined £15,000 by the FA in the wake of his red card in the Fulham game on March 3.

Roberto De Zerbi Net Worth

Italian professional football coach and former player De Zerbi has been active in his coaching career from 2013 to date. He has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2023.

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